Sep 19, 2014
commented on How Not to Lose Your Virginity
Great piece, Cienna, actually one of the most useful ones of these "Back to School" things ever written. I hope its Internet reach goes beyond Slog.
And great clarification above, @10 about the derailing.
Aug 27, 2014
commented on Can Haruki Murakami Learn New Tricks?
I totally agree with this review. I've been a Murakami fan for about 20 years, and was really disappointed by 1Q84. I've described the last 100 pages as feeling like he's just treading water. It deflates what would have been a relatively good ending.
But the new book is compelling and engaging; I'm in the middle of reading it, and my excitement about it reminds me of how I felt when I first started reading Murakami.