A major literary sensation is back with a quietly stunning tour de force about a young woman who falls for a cult escapee.While The Lake shows off many of the features that have made Banana Yoshimoto famous—a cast of vivid and quirky characters, simple yet nuanced prose, a tight plot with an... show more
A major literary sensation is back with a quietly stunning tour de force about a young woman who falls for a cult escapee.While The Lake shows off many of the features that have made Banana Yoshimoto famous—a cast of vivid and quirky characters, simple yet nuanced prose, a tight plot with an upbeat pace—it’s also one of the most darkly mysterious books she’s ever written.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 194
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Japanese Literature
The Lake was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. I didn't really know what to expect. As usual, I read the description when I first chose to put the book on my TBR and didn't bother looking at it again when I sat down to read it. What's the point, I already knew I was interested. I have ...
This book is somewhat mystical and very introspective. None-the-less, it's quite good. It's written from the perspective of Chihiro, a mural painter. She likes to spend time looking out her window. Eventually she notices that a young may across the way also spends rather a lot of time looking out of...
I enjoyed reading this. Actually, it's more accurate to say that I couldn't put it down. Even though I put it on my Kindle expecting to finish it over a few commutes, I ended up finishing it in a day. Part of that is the prose is easy to get through and the book is short, but most of it is that Yosh...
It's interesting to peer into another culture sometimes and try to dissect it to find what makes it the way it is. This is the first book I've read by Japanese writer Banana Yoshimoto. Her attention to the subtleties of the personal interactions between her characters is definitely fodder for such d...
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