I love the reviews at A Bookish Affair and I follow her book reviews pretty regularly. Her tag line is: “Sometimes reading a good book can be like a great love affair,” which is a perfect description of her site. So I was very honored she reviewed Watering Heaven and wrote a fantastic review. One note about magical realism and others like Murakami- I actually should read a lot more Murakami and I’ve intentionally avoided him in the past because of the comparisons (of course, I’m beyond flattered at the comparison). At the same time, I don’t want to be influenced by the greats, you know? When I write, I never think about a story as magical realism, or any genre for that matter. I more focus on the story and the themes I want to tell and let what evolves evolve naturally. That’s why I’m so glad she pointed out how real it seems as that’s what I hoped for. Make sure to check out her site as well as the review linked below!
“If you like authors like Borges or Murakami that make the unreal seem plausible and even real, you must read this book.” A Bookish Affair reviews Watering Heaven