Publish date: July 15th 2008
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Japanese Literature
This is one of those books that has been on my shelves for seemingly ever, or at least since before I joined GR 8 years ago. I was looking for a book set in Asia, and came across Real World by Natsuo Kirino, about five teens in Tokyo who are unhappy about their lives. I don't know if the translation...
The first book in a long time that I absolutely could not make myself finish reading. The main character just whined the whole time - and we don't even know most of the other characters. Honestly one of the most boring books I've ever read.
Japanese noir/horror. The four friends are figuring out what they're going to be in the real world, when someone takes them out of it. These aren't your typical teens, either. Love the character building that goes on. It's a very compressed, engaging thriller.
I'm penciling in my eyebrows when the smog alert siren starts blaring. It’s happened every day since summer vacation started, so it’s no surprise. “May I have your attention,” this woman’s voice drawls over a loudspeaker. “An air pollution advisory has just been issued,” and the siren continues to d...
I didn't like this novel as much as Out. It could be that the characters were all teenagers and I just couldn't get into their dark angst. The story is told from multiple narrators and at times it got a little confusing who was talking about whom. Otherwise, it was a compelling story. I did want...