Let’s Talk About: Demian by Hermann Hesse

Contains spoilers. I picked up Demian because I wanted to get into German literature and Hermann Hesse’s works but didn’t want to read Siddharta. I know that it’s a very famous and acclaimed book but something about it didn’t sit right with me after a few pages. It seemed too orientalist for my liking so…… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Demian by Hermann Hesse

Let’s Talk About: Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Notes from Underground is one of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s most famous works. It’s a novella, a little bit more than a hundred pages and frequently recommended as a good introduction to his bibliography as it contains a bit of his philosophy. Personally, I think that the shorter White Nights might be better as an introduction as…… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Storm of Words: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

Title: Hurricane SeasonAuthor: Fernanda MelchorRating: 4/5 Stars Links: Goodreads| Amazon| The Storygraph Review: CWs: Homophobia, Transphobia, Underage sex, Pedophilia, Prostitution, Drug Use, Teen Pregnancy, Abortion How can I describe Hurricane Season but as a storm? A flurry of words that make up a dark, gritty, and gripping narrative. I’ve read many books during the first…… Continue reading A Storm of Words: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

[flash fiction] at night, i am alone in the dark

I’ve been having trouble finishing books lately, but I have been writing a lot. It’s been so long since I wrote consistently, but I thinking writing more short fiction as opposed to trying my hand at novels has helped me immensely. While working on a novelette, an idea for a short, less than 1000-word flash…… Continue reading [flash fiction] at night, i am alone in the dark