Recently went back to my roots so to say. I recently finished a book called Miguel Street by a Trinidadian author, V.S. Naipaul. Excellent book, very funny and for me it was very insightful. It definitely had the island feel and I could feel my childhood summer days return to me. I will definitely try to read some more of his stuff.
Currently I'm tying up so loose ends and finishing books I nearly did. I finished up Murakami's Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and I just started the second part of Kafka on the Shore. I really liked the ending to Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. It was conclusive, but at the same time not. There is definitely some key items looming over the readers head, but there is enough closure to make it satisfying.
I'm also looking for some good suggestions. I've been trying to read sttories related to my major, East Asian Studies, and also to my heritage, Carribean. I've been pretty good as far as Japanese and somewhat with Korean, but if anyone knows any Chinese stories and authors that they'd suggest that would be great. Also Carribean, mainly Haitian and Trinidadian.