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Referring to a book of 97 stories called NP written by a depressed Japanese writer, Banana Yoshimoto tells the story of a narrator's involvement with his estranged wife and two children and of the effect the stories have had on everyone who has tried ...Continua
I had a weird feeling reading this book. I'm not sure if it was because that's how it's supposed to make you feel (I've never read a Japanese novel before) or because the English language was lacking something, body, maybe? At times the dialogue felt...Continua
Wrote 1/3/14
Ormai ho imparato ad apprezzare lo stile unico e lineare della Yoshimoto. Riesce ad esprimere con naturalezza e senza falsi pudori anche temi scottanti, come la morte e l'incesto. I libri di questa autrice mi lasciano sempre una dolce atmosfera sospe...Continua
Wrote 8/13/13
Bisogna andarci cauti con i giapponesi. Tante volte non riesco ad entrare pienamente nella loro mentalità, quasi ci fosse una barriera invisibile tra la loro percezione della realtà e la mia, occidentale puro. Le possibilità son due: o sono in qualch...Continua

My first Banana Yoshimoto. It didn't disappoint. Has the same eerie otherworldly quality as Murakami. I will definitely be looking out for more of her work.

Wrote 6/19/07


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