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The Diving Pool (paperback) - Yōko Ogawa
The Diving Pool (paperback)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099521358 (0099521350)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 164
Edition language: English
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The Five-Eyed Bookworm
The Five-Eyed Bookworm rated it
4.0 The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa
The Diving Pool Author: Yokō Ogawa Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder In Yokō Ogawa’s first major English translation, three stories present a brutally honest and fearless picture of obsession and desire. A cursory glance at the everyday lives of the characters presents the startlin...
sitiwajihah rated it
3.0 The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
She is actually quietly sadistic... O.o
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4.0 The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
These three tales offer a quiet horror, the cruelty is silent, the terror subtle, haunting us by the beauty of Yoko Ogawa's writing. She shows us individuals, unaware of a connection to their fellow beings, with no discernable anchor to the society they live in, the cruelty displayed is dislocated ...
davidofterra rated it
2.5 stars, I loathed the first story.1. The Diving Pool - a bored teenage girl tortures a toddler2. Pregnancy Diary - a woman poisons her sister during pregnancy3. Dormitory - a disappearing tenant story with a novel ending
The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it
The cover, which most closely relates to the opening story, is probably one of my favorite parts of this book. The stories were well-written, with a eerie and unsettling vibe that never really panned out. I wouldn't say they were great. I do think the author is talented, so I'll probably give her an...
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