The Diving Pool (paperback)
Publish date: April 2nd 2009
Pages no: 164
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Short Stories
, Japanese Literature
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...
She is actually quietly sadistic... O.o
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 ...
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 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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