Haruki Murakami vs. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

For the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge this week I drew two of my favorite novelists. Novelists. As far as short stories go, well, one of them is pretty good. The thing is both of the stories I read this time around,  The Arrangers of Marriage by Adichie and The Year of Spaghetti by Murakami both feel like sketches done in preparation for a larger … Continue reading Haruki Murakami vs. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think it bodes well for 2009, at least for my reading, that the first book I read will  Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is not about the Biafra war. It’s a family drama set before and during the Biafra war. It is to Ms. Adichie’s great credit that the reader does not have to know anything about the setting or … Continue reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie