Book Review : The Voyeur’s Motel

Author: Gay Talese If not for the Osaka Book Group, I probably would not have read this book.  First of, I had not idea what Voyeur meant and was comfortable reading it in the train and in the office 🙂  It was an interesting read.  Show what kind of weirdness humans would do to satisfy…

Book Review : The Folded Earth

Desperate to leave a private tragedy behind, Maya abandons herself to the rhythms of the little village, where people coexist peacefully with nature. But all is not as it seems, and she soon learns that no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world. When power-hungry politicians threaten her beloved mountain community, Maya…

Event : Book Discussion on Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club

For this coming July, the Osaka Book Group is doing Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club”. I have read this book more than 15 years ago  and fell in love with it, watched the movie and shed a bucket of tears. If you are an Amy Tan fan or simply love to read and share…

Book: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is the first book of the Ice and Fire Series written by George RR Martin. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office…

Osaka Book Group

After all these years of living in Osaka, I finally found them. The first time I joined the group, they were going to discuss the book “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry“, I left early to be there a few minutes before everybody starts showing up but unfortunately I was at the wrong place. I…