Trying to decide my next read...
I somehow made it through life without anyone spoiling this classic for me! Definitely creepy, compelling, and naughtier than anticipated. First time reading Henry James and... who told him never to end a sentence with a prepositional phrase? A bit clunky of a prose style for me, but a great gothic tale!
This collection is dazzling! A truly amazing group of writers that feels like a real Who's Who of African writers I should know. Essays ranging all across the continent and across a multitude of topics, including an awesome array of essays dealing with LGBTI issues.
"It was a weird place in itself, but its occupants made it seem like a scene from the Seven Circles of Dante. The place was a rookery of pterodactyls."
These stories are so gorgeously written, I want to wrap myself up in them. Sensuous, dark, decadent.
I so wanted to love this combination travelogue/poetry collection but got bogged down by the 45-page intro. A few great passages also super dense. Really highlighted my ignorance of Japanese history...
"I will not tell you yet how the earth came into its present shape; and how its history is cut into tables of stone where anyone wise and patient enough can read."