Great news for Yangon Book Wormers - NOVELs
Monument Books, Protected content . More than 2,000 new titles including hundreds of novels arrived our bookshop. Norwegian Wood; 1Q84; Kafka on the shore; The wind-up bird chronicle; Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. By Murakami.
Reviews for 1Q84 Triology:
“[A] Japanese novel set in Tokyo in which the words ‘sushi’ and ‘sake’ never appear but there are mentions of linguine and French wine, as well as Proust, Faye Dunaway, The Golden Bough, Duke Ellington, Macbeth, Churchill, Janáèek, Sonny and Cher, and, given the teasing title, George Orwell? . . . This is Murakami’s unflagging and masterful take on the desire and pursuit of the Whole.” - Paul Theroux, Vanity Fair
“[1Q84] is generous in the way that Philip Roth is generous: you get the feeling that everything Murakami has thought, and felt, and experienced, is out there on the page. Nothing gets held back, not even the uglines—especially the ugliness. . . . It’s the kind of risky storytelling that writers of my generation are often too scared to try.” - Charles Baxter, The Millions’ “A Year in Reading”
The landscape of 1Q84 is made even more complicated by the details of the alternative reality into which its two main characters have stumbled, mostly by accident. In this particular Wonderland, surveillance is everywhere; the innocent must hide; torture goes on in secret places; thugs rule. Who is to say that this unrealism isn’t true-to-life? - Charles Baxter, New York Times.
Other notable novels:
Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Jodi Picoult
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
The river of lost foot steps by Thant Myint-u
Burmese days by George Orwell
However, be careful reading books - Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley