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Who I Discovered Since I Discovered Murakami

I can’t remember exactly when I first discovered Haruki Murakami but it must have been sometime around 2000. There was a video game magazine that I used to read that had a monthly feature on Japanese culture and one of his books – After the Quake – was reviewed in it. 691 more words

Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto: 'Kitchen' Review

At that moment, I had a thrillingly sharp intuition, I knew it as if I held it in my hands. In the gloom of death that surrounded the two of us, we were just at the point of approaching and negotiating a gentle curve.

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Personal Views

Banana Yoshimoto-inspired breakfast

When I started going independent, that was also the time that Banana Yoshimoto’s short story “Kitchen” came out.  I was thrilled with the juvenile love story, but fell in love with the process of preparing food–I didn’t know it could be that cool! 94 more words


Il giardino segreto - Banana Yoshimoto

“‘Voglio vivere.’ Era questo il messaggio che, ostinatamente, trapelava da quel giardino.”

“Una cosa è certa: vedere quel giardino aveva determinato una svolta decisiva dentro di me.  288 more words


penguin little black classics 01 - 03

I opted to just review three Penguin Little Black Classics books in one post, as my reviews for this series is usually short. So here is my review for Books No. 433 more words

Tomes And Stacks

goodbye tsugumi / banana yoshimoto - a visual

“…those scenes on the beach had an aura of sadness about them that struck chords somewhere deep within me, filling my chest with pain.”

“It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. 175 more words

Tomes And Stacks

Book review: "Moshi Moshi" by Banana Yoshimoto.

Banana Yoshimoto’s novel Moshi Moshi (translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda) tells the story of a young woman struggling to move on with her life while she and her mother grieve over her father’s bizarre death. 658 more words

Monday Book Review