Book Review: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – From the book-within-the-book written by Leopold Gursky There is something about the corn syrup-ish characteristics of love that unites all mankind. Every man may have his or her … Continue reading

Book Review: Wit by Margaret Edson

“In truth it is like this: You cannot imagine how time can be so still. It hangs. It weighs. And yet there is so little of it. It goes so slowly. And yet it is so scarce.” – Vivian Bearing In all my 20 or so years in this world I have never paid much … Continue reading

Book Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

“Creation unfolds, around us, despite us and through us, at the speed of days and nights, and we like to call it “love” – Jacob de Zoet The cover of the mass market paperback edition of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet uses the 116th print of Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e paintings titled 100 Famous Views of Edo for its cover. Ukiyo-e literally translates to “floating … Continue reading

Top Five Tuesdays: If You Liked The Film…

Top Five Tuesdays is a new semi-regular feature in The Book Hooligan that presents a list (either ordered by rank or haphazardly) about anything book-related that interests me. For those people who have intersecting interests in film and in books, there are some moments when you see similarities with a movie that you’ve seen and … Continue reading

Essential Reading: October

For this month of October, my beloved book club will take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and I instantly thought that this would be the perfect moment to read works created by female authors. I do not know why but my list of read books is lacking in works created by women. I do not want … Continue reading

Book Review: A Visit From The Goon Squad

“Time’s a goon.” – Bosco In all of my life as a devourer of pop culture, particularly films and books, I have developed an opinion that there are two types of time-travel fiction. One is the kind where your protagonist travels through time using a scientific device a la Marty McFly in Back to the Future while … Continue reading