I read Banana Yoshimoto’s Kitchen my junior year in college for a Japanese Literature course and while I liked the content of the novel, I never really had that experience of what it’s like to lose someone close to you. 455 more words
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Author: Banana Yoshimoto
First Published in: January 1st, 1988
A friend of mine lent this to me weeks ago, and I just managed to read it this week for the booktubeathon, because I had to give it back to her since she goes to another city to continue studying, and I won’t be able to see her soon again. 292 more words
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While The Lake shows off many of the features that have made Banana Yoshimoto famous—a cast of vivid and quirky characters, simple yet nuanced prose, a tight plot with an upbeat pace—it’s also one of the most darkly mysterious books she’s ever written.