A classic from Octavia Butler, necessary reading on TPS and El Salvador, and, finally, a good Aziz Ansari take.
Tragic. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Riveting. Brutal. These are some of the words that readers have used to describe Masaji Ishikawa's memoir A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape From North Korea. First published in Japan in 2000, the book spans Ishikawa's entire life, from his birth in Japan in 1947 to his escape from North Korea … Continue reading Masaji Ishikawa’s Incredible Escape From North Korea
A look back at the books I read and the stuff I wrote about books. Fucking, nerd ass book stuff, OK!
I'm not here to do a hot take on The Handmaiden's Tale—there are so many other better researched and argued essays you could be reading if you wanted that—I'm here to talk about how surprised I was at the sexual imagery that some of the passages evoked.