#76 – Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

On this episode, we bring you the delayed discussion of our Books and Boba June 2019 book club pick, Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami, a metaphysical coming-of-age story with talking cats, demon brand avatars, and lots of icky sex. Marvin and Reera do their best to talk about their first Murakami experience, breaking down the story and discussing the many metaphors in the book, as well as some of the parts that have not aged well.

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#72 – May Book News Roundup

It’s time for the May Books & Boba mid-month news roundup. On this episode, we check in with the latest publishing announcements and news out of the world of Asian American literature. We also chat about recent book to film adaptation news!

#71 – Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

On this episode, we discuss our Books and Boba April 2019 book club pick, Bangkok Wakes to Rain, by Pitchaya Sudbanthad, a book featuring stories of a myriad of characters, all connected through time and space to a single building in the city of Bangkok. We discuss the book’s musings on the cycles of history, and the tensions between memory,culture, and technological progress.

For additional thoughts and discussion on the monthly pick, visit the Books & Boba Goodreads forums.

#70 – Author Chat with Henry Lien

On this episode, we chat with Henry Lien, the author of The Peasprout Chen Series, a middle grade series about Peasprout Chen, a new student and immigrant to an academy that teaches wu liu, the art of martial arts figure skating. Henry shares about his journey of going from a career in law to writing fiction for youth, as well as what he’s learned about himself through the process.

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