2017 Reviews, Long Fiction

The Vegetarian

After a series of nightmares, Yeong-hye becomes convinced to stop eating meat. Her unconventional and subversive choice throws the people around her into chaos, forcing her to take her personal choice into more extreme and frightening forms of rebellion. This modern South-Korean novel explores Yeong-hye's choice through the eyes of her husband, her brother-in-law, and her sister to… Continue reading The Vegetarian

Fiction, First Looks

First Look: Aunty Lee’s Delights

"This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant." I've never really been one for mysteries, and especially not mystery series. But then again, I realized sometime last year, I've never really tried to read any of this type of book before. Enter… Continue reading First Look: Aunty Lee’s Delights

2017 Reviews, Long Fiction

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate tells the strange and luscious story of the De la Garza family in Mexico at the turn of the century. Tita, forbidden to marry by the family matriarch and all but relegated to the kitchen, finds she is able to express her true self through cooking. When family and guests eat… Continue reading Like Water for Chocolate