Reading project, week ending 23 Jan 2022

What have I read this week?

Japanese Fairy Tales by Grace James

This is a collection of fairy tales from Japan. I enjoyed these; while I was not familiar with any of them, some of the motifs were similar to those of Russian or European fairy tales that I’ve read and it was interesting to see the parallels.

The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville

This is a science fiction novel about Thibaut, a young partisan in a Paris where Surrealist ideas have come to life. I enjoyed this. I like the world, and the story, and all the general weirdness that is going on. I would definitely read more by this author.

© bardofupton 2022

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