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Goodreads review: Amrita

Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Amrita is much longer than other Yoshimoto books I’ve read. It’s also the most scattered and least considered of her works. 387 more words


Review: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto


Two stories, “Kitchen” and “Moonlight Shadow,” told through the eyes of a pair of contemporary young Japanese women, deal with the themes of mothers, love, transsexuality, kitchens, and tragedy. 391 more words


♡ Book Wishlist

I admittedly haven’t been reading very much at all lately in the way of fiction, and I’ve fallen behind on my Reading Challenge updates as a result.  688 more words


Y is for Yoshimoto, Banana

I discovered Banana Yoshimoto‘s writing when I worked for a few months in a really terribly run bookstore. The manager was a transplant from ToysRUs and I’m not sure she read anything other than The National Enquirer or Weekly World News. 420 more words

A-Z Challenge

"Oggi" è una volta solo.

“Oggi” è oggi e quando sarà finito non tornerà più indietro.

Quando oggi sono entrata in classe il mio professore ci ha “regalato” queste parole di Banana Yoshimoto. 141 more words

Banana Yoshimoto

JAPAN: Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto

With some books, it is really hard to put into words how you feel about them. Much of the time, I feel pressurized by the general opinion on that book, almost “peer pressurized” into believing that if I don’t like a certain critically-acclaimed book, then that reflects poorly on my taste and judgement. 451 more words

Japanese Fiction

Book Review: The Lake

My vague Asia-based literature run continues this week. Also, it’s the first book I’ve read on my brand new e-reader which is very exciting. Although I’m not sure how I feel about the fact that mine gives me stats for what I’ve read and how fast. 360 more words

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