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Fear and Trembling - Amélie Nothomb, Adriana Hunter
Fear and Trembling
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A taut, gripping, and sometimes hilarious novel about a young Western woman trying to adjust to the rigors and rituals of a Japanese corporation -- and failing in truly spectacular fashion.
A taut, gripping, and sometimes hilarious novel about a young Western woman trying to adjust to the rigors and rituals of a Japanese corporation -- and failing in truly spectacular fashion.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312347321 (0312347324)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Owlriginal
Owlriginal rated it
Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb 3 / 5 'Fear and Trembling' tells the story of a young woman who spends a year working at a Japanese firm. She soon learns that at the Yumimoto Corporation hierarchy means everything, and her time there soon turns into a comic nightmare of terror and self-abasemen...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0 Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb
bookshelves: currently-reading, film-only, autumn-2013, belgium, japan, translation, travel, published-1999, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, tokyo Read from November 26 to 27, 2013 Description from IMDB: A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it
4.0
Stupeur et Tremblement gives an intesting insight into the world of Japanese work attitudes. It is told from the perspective of a Western woman who spent part of her childhood in Japan and speaks perfect Japanese. She decides to work in Japan for one year. Her background should make it easier for he...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it
4.0 Fear and Trembling: A Novel
This book has such a simple premise but happens to contain so much thought behind culture. I enjoy Amelie Nothomb, her writing has a certain dark comic side that I find fits perfect with my taste. This book is her most acclaimed with the awards it won, but I enjoyed "The Stranger Next Door" quite a ...
Emamemi
Emamemi rated it
I have to admit that I've avoided Amélie Nothomb until now because of her face: printed on every book cover, it didn't inspire me to trust her writing. My mind works in strange ways sometimes.The curiosity got the better of me though, so now I must admit that I may have been wrong... I've immediatel...
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