Saturday, January 5, 2019

Challenge Link-Up Post: Classic From Africa, Asia or Oceania


Please link your reviews for the Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia) here.  This is only for the Classics From Africa, Asia, or Oceania category. This includes any classic set in Africa, Asia, Oceania, or Australia, or by an author originally from one of those countries. Examples include Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt); The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan); and On the Beach by Nevil Shute (Australia). 

If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section. If you like, you can include the name of your blog and or/the title of the book in your link, like this: " Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Things Fall Apart). 

12 comments:

  1. I read A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. It is a good love story that takes place in Malaysia and Australia. I highly recommend it. I read this years ago, but forgot how it went. It was good to reread and remember!

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  2. is the Conference of the Birds too short for this? I thought it was a full length narrative poem but it seems to be shorter than that (I dont have a copy yet...) If not I will find something else -- maybe I will reread the Tao Te Ching.

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  3. I read the Aussie kids' classic 'The Magic Pudding' for this category. It's so whimsical and great for adults, but I'm not convinced it still suits the age group it was written for :)

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  4. My 6th book read for the challenge. I'm halfway there!

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  5. The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Number 3 for me.

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  6. I read The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho. I love Basho's work, but the translation I chose was sadly very disappointing.

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  7. I read a Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. The first half made the whole book worthwhile. Overall a great read and a tale of resiliance.

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  8. I read "A Cat, a Man, and Two Women" by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki. The book has a novella and 2 short stories set in Japan. The author knows his cats! https://booktapestry.blogspot.com/2019/08/cat-fights.html

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  9. I read The Plague by Albert Camus for this category. It's set in Oran, Algeria and Camus is French-Algerian himself.

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  10. Linked to my review of The Makioka sisters. Great read!

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  11. I have made several visits to Australia and am fascinated by it so this book based on the story of a 19th century explorer interested me. It's a long but engrossing look at colonization and Australian nature's ability to resist through a novel which is both an adventure story and a romance.

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