One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Friday, April 21, 2006

"Kafka On The Shore"

I actually started reading a different book before this one but it was so bad I had to stop reading it! That was "Captain Alatriste" by Arturo Perez-Reverte. It was translated from spanish and the translation didn't go so well. The story was choppy and had no flow. I got extremely bored with it and stopped reading. This book does not deserve it's own post.

However, I am currently finishing "Kafka On The Shore" by Haruki Murakami. This book is another translation, this time from Japanese. The story and writing of this book is tremendous and far exceeds the previous book. This book is a story about a boy named Kafka and an elderly gentleman name Nakata. It follows how their two, very different lives, are intricately entwined with each other. This story is beautiful and wonderful and a joy to read. I may have to pick up more books by this author, as he has written quite a few more. Very enjoyable.

Next up: Not sure, must scour the book shelf for one of my latest purchases.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Strokes

So, last Sunday we went to The Strokes concert at The Roseland Theater. I love this venue. I was there last to see the Pixies. This sold out show was amazing! The energy was great, the crowd was wild, and the band is awesome. I am definitely more a fan of The Stokes now that I've seen them live and plan to get some of their records soon. The opening band was even good and of course now I can't remember their name. Overall, great show!

UPDATE: I now remember the opening band's name and have gone in with Kevin to purchase theire new cd, "Death by Sexy." The band? Eagles of Death Metal!

Rating: 7 out of 10