2017 Reviews

This is a list of my 2017 reviews: click on the link to read the post 🙂
Reviews marked with asterisks are my recommendations each month.

121) The Gourmet Club: A Sextet by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
120) Selected Short Stories by Anthony Trollope
119) The Maids by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
118) The Manhattan Project by László Krasznahorkai and Ornan Rotem
117) The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat & Other Stories from the North
(eds. Ted Hodgkinson and Sjón)
116) Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland (ed. Helen Mitsios)
115) Little Mouse’s Christmas by Riikka Jäntti
114) The White Book by Han Kang
113) The Story of P.C. by Gu Byeong-mo

November – German Literature Month
112) Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
111) Pigafetta by Felicitas Hoppe
110) Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard
109) Tand (Trifles) by Jenny Erpenbeck
*108) Das Provisorium (A Temporary State) by Wolfgang Hilbig*
107) Der letzte Sommer (The Last Summer) by Ricarda Huch
106) Müdigkeitsgesellschaft (The Burnout Society) by Byung-Chul Han
105) August by Christa Wolf
104) Die Beschreibung des Unglücks (The Description of Unhappiness) by W.G. Sebald

103) Son of Man by Yi Mun-yol
102) Mr. Turtle by Yusaku Kitano
101) The Sacred Era by Yoshio Aramaki
100) Halloween by Chung Han-ah
99) Everything About Chess by Kim Keum-hee
98) A Dark Night’s Passing by Naoya Shiga
97) Sweet Potato by Kim Tongin
96) At the Edge of the Wood by Masatsugu Ono

95) The Girl Who Is Getting Married by Aoko Matsuda
*94) North Station by Bae Suah*
93) Nowaki by Natsume Sōseki
92) The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Shin Kyung-sook

91) Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
90) Bullseye! by Yasutaka Tsutsui
89) The Summer by Choi Eunyoung
88) I Hear Your Voice by Kim Young-ha
87) Anthology of Japanese Literature (ed. Donald Keene)
86) New Penguin Parallel Text Short Stories in Spanish (ed. John R. King)
85) Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Eka Kurniawan

*84) Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba*

August – Women in Translation Month
83) I Never Talk About It by Véronique Côté and Steve Gagnon
82) Los Niños Tontos / The Foolish Children by Ana María Matute
81) The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector
80) War, So Much War by Mercè Rodoreda

79) The Hole by Pyun Hye-young
78) The Journey Cycles of the Boonwurrung by Carolyn Briggs
77) Rock, Paper, Scissors by Naja Marie Aidt
76) Stierhunger (The Empress and the Cake) by Linda Stift

*75) The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenström*
74) The House in Smyrna by Tatiana Salem Levy
73) The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu
72) The Winterlings by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade
71) The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz
70) The Children by Carolina Sanín

69) The Man of Feeling by Javier Marías
68) ME by Tomoyuki Hoshino
*67) La Prisonnière (The Prisoner) by Marcel Proust*
66) Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader (eds. Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton)
65) Ties by Domenico Starnone
64) The Accusation by Bandi
63) Autopsy of a Father by Pascale Kramer
62) Beasts Head For Home by Kōbō Abe

61) The President’s Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli

*60) The Book of the Dead by Orikuchi Shinobu*
59) Danny by Yun I-hyeong
58) The World’s Most Expensive Novel by Kim Min-jung
57) Slow Boat by Hideo Furukawa
56) Evening Proposal by Pyun Hye Young
55) mariko / mariquita by Natsuki Ikezawa
54) Spring Sleepers by Kyoko Yoshida
53) El invierno en Lisboa (Winter in Lisbon) by Antonio Muñoz Molina
52) Listening for Jupiter by Pierre-Luc Landry
51) Little Mouse Helps Out by Riikka Jäntti

*50) Gold Rush by Yu Miri*
49) Hot Air Balloon by Son Bo-mi
48) Dishonored by Choi Min-woo
47) The Pinch Runner Memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe

46) Meeting with my Brother by Yi Mun-yol
45) Familiar Things by Hwang Sok-yong
44) Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura
43) Friendship for Grown-Ups by Nao-Cola Yamazaki

42) Time Differences by Yoko Tawada
41) The Impossible Fairytale by Han Yujoo

*40) The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen*
39) Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors
38) Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg
37) A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
36) Im Stein (Bricks and Mortar) by Clemens Meyer
35) The Traitor’s Niche by Ismail Kadare
34) The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke
33) Petit Piment (Black Moses) by Alain Manbanckou
32) Judas by Amos Oz
31) Kong’s Garden by Hwang Jung-eun

30) Compass by Mathias Énard
29) Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings by Natsume Sōseki
28) War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
27) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
26) Der Schlaf der Gerechten (The Sleep of the Righteous) by Wolfgang Hilbig
25) A Very Normal Man by Vincenzo Cerami
24) Sodome et Gomorrhe (Sodom and Gomorrah) by Marcel Proust
23) Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki
*22) Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin*

21) Land of Love and Ruins by Oddný Eir
*20) Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami*
19) A Contrived World by Jung Young Moon
18) Wildwitch: Bloodling by Lene Kaaberbøl
17) Nuuk #ohneFilter (Nuuk #nofilter, AKA HOMO Sapienne) by Niviaq Korneliussen
16) The Mother of Dreams – Portrayals of Women in Modern Japanese Fiction
(ed. Makoto Ueda)
15) Iraq +100 – Stories from a Century after the Invasion (ed. Hassan Blasim)

14) The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
13) Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
12) Wildwitch: Life Stealer by Lene Kaaberbøl

11) The Story of Hong Gildong (tr. Minsoo Kang)

10) Christmas Specials by Kim Ae-ran
9) The Last of Hanak’o by Ch’oe Yun
8) La vida en las ventanas (Life in Windows) by Andrés Neuman
7) Brothers by David Clerson

6) The Tower of London by Natsume Sōseki
5) Wildwitch: Oblivion by Lene Kaaberbøl
*4) Recitation by Bae Suah*

3) The Evenings by Gerard Reve
2) The Square by Choi In-hun

1) As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Lady Sarashina