Monthly Archives: October 2011

The New British Neighborhood Restaurant

When I first moved back to the US after my year abroad in Scotland, I was shocked to find that there were certain things I missed more than their American counterparts. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I knew I wouldn’t be going back to the UK for a long time and by […]

The First Rain

Today was the first real rain of the season and when I woke up, there was a darkness in my room that could only be caused by the strange mix of daylight and darkness. The sound outside was gentle, fuzzy almost, as water struck everything and I thought perhaps I was still dreaming. Then, all […]

A Band of Unlikelies in The Imperfectionists

After being disappointed by A Visit from the Goon Squad‘s band of disparate characters, I was a little taken aback by the fact that the Tom Rachman book, The Imperfectionists, followed a similar style. I had read a bunch of very positive reviews about the book, which details the various characters at an English language newspaper […]