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Slight and flat metafiction from Banana Yoshimoto: N.P.

With its focus on forbidden (in this case incestuous) love, love suicide, evanecence, and the high valuation of literature, Banana Yoshimoto’s N.P. is recognizably Japanese. 183 more words

Stephen O. Murray

Kitchen 

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Genre: Fiction

Banana really is an astounding writer. She captured grief perfectly and made her characters human and likable. 146 more words

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

How often do we think about the responsibility that comes with listening?

Thought For The Day

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (Book review #1)

Coming across this book was by chance, I’m not going to go off on a tangent and make it seem like fate because it wasn’t, but when I had already added seven different books to the Amazon basket I thought it best to maybe stop there. 634 more words

Book Review

Basically, Bananas

I try not to think of myself as an impulse buyer, and on the larger scale this is true. I can’t afford to go out and buy a red Ferrari, Jimmy Choo shoes or whatever, and have trained myself not to even want these things. 808 more words

Books/Poetry

Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto

One more example of why the Japanese need a word for death by overworking…

Contains spoilers

Overview

Genre: Fiction, Short Stories with a hint of Magical Realism… 824 more words

Books

April reading wrap-up

During April, the reading slump that started in March happily continued, and I spent way more time watching silly Japanese television than reading. Which is fine too, though I did miss that feeling of really getting stuck in a story. 262 more words

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