Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was

Máni Steinn is a queer sixteen-year-old living in early twentieth century Reykjavik. He is a loner who lives with his great-aunt and spends most of his time at the cinemas. He occasionally makes some extra cash prostituting himself to men, although he also finds himself drawn Sóla, a pretty girl who rides a motorcycle around town andContinue reading “Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was”

From the Mouth of the Whale

Greetings from Reykjavik! For the next month, I’ll be blogging from Europe! Infused with magical realism, the superstitions from centuries past, and grim Icelandic history, Sjón’s From the Mouth of the Whale is a book that defies categorization. Beginning in 1635, the book that follows the life of Jónas Palmason the Learned. Palmason is aContinue reading “From the Mouth of the Whale”