East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Mini-review)

First published in the summer of 1952, this sweeping, ambitious story spanning decades and histories had become America’s number-one bestseller by that November. It’s impossible to “review” such a book. Not only because it is a good 600 pages long. But because reading this is an experience and one that shouldn’t be spoiled. I’ll talk … More East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Mini-review)

Barcelona, 2015

We talk about serendipity and meant to be about the big moments, but it’s easy to let the smaller ones pass us by without us even realising it. Here’s one such story I’m glad I didn’t forget. Rafael, wherever you are, thank you. *** On May 31, 2015 I woke up strangely unenthusiastic about spending … More Barcelona, 2015