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'Goodbye Tsugumi' by Banana Yoshimoto (Review)

As mentioned a while back, I’ve been a little overwhelmed by work and family matters (quite apart from all the reading and blogging), so unfortunately I’m not running my… 963 more words


What I Read: December

I was kind of underwhelmed by my choice of books for December. Neither of them were bad, but equally, neither of them were very compelling. 722 more words


One day I went back to the old apartment

One day I went back to the old apartment to take care of
the last of my things. When I opened the door, I shuddered. 46 more words

Banana Yoshimoto

December round up, No 649 - 647!

Oh, I was full of good intentions at the start of December. I have lists and charts of all the books I was going to read, all the reviews I was going to write, all the witty Christmas themed posts I was going to publish……well, that didn’t work out too well! 532 more words

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Banana Yoshimoto | Three Reviews

Goodbye Tsugumi

I’m glad I read this, coincidentally, as summer was ending and turning into autumn, as the whole book seems to be about the finite nature of summer. 357 more words

Book Review

Book of da Week: Banana Yoshimoto's Goodbye Tsugumi

Banana Yoshimoto is one of the more awesome pseudonyms out there, and her novel Goodbye Tsugumi is an interesting contemplation on friendship, health, and life. Mr. 504 more words


Japanese Fiction Round-Up #1 | Short Stories

I love Japanese writing. The fact that the text has been translated from the Japanese and that this is very evident on reading, really appeals to me. 688 more words