Newcomer by Keigo Higashino

I have been a fan of Higashino’s for years, but the order his books are translated into English seems rather haphazard. Thankfully the ones I’ve read have all been able to stand on their own, including Newcomer. The newcomer is Detective Kaga, who has been newly transferred to the district. …

Everything Below the Waist by Jennifer Block

Everything Below the Waist by Jennifer Block was eye-opening. In the last few years, I’ve gone out of my way to see women doctors, they make me more comfortable and I feel like they listen better, but to be honest, I hadn’t really thought beyond that. Block’s focus is on …

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem is hard science fiction, in that there’s a lot of science involved. I don’t know where I originally heard about it, probably some “best of sci-fi translations” list, but it’s won a fair number of awards and is thoroughly enjoyable. It’s also hard to talk about without …