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Autofiction has ratings and 79 reviews. Edward said: Have you ever read a book and liked it but not known exactly why you like it? That’s kinda where. Snakes and Earrings (Originally published in Japan as Hebi ni Piasu). May 19, by Hitomi Kanehara and David Karashima. Autofiction [Hitomi Kanehara, David James Karashima] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rin is twenty-two, with a troubled adolescence.

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I don’t know about you, but I expected a bit more from an Akutagawa Prize winner – however not that much more, judging from her first novel, which was little more than popular entertainment for runaway girls and wanna-be tough guys.

I love and admire this book! Of course, if you are kanehraa teenage girl, suffering from a depression of some sort, desiring to bond with another troubled soul then by all means, but for the rest hitoomi you there is nothing redeeming contained within the two-hundred-or-so pages and little to be learned from the main character.

Actually this is a very harsh story, talking about a hard world; the world of Lui, Ama and Shiba-san. Unlike Kanehara’s ground-breaking, brilliant, blood-curling debut Snakes and Earrings which was magnificent in its darkness, Autofiction just reads like a failed experiment in non-linear storytelling.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But not all these failed relationships are Rin’s fault. I started zoning out about the hitomj her vagina started talking to her. Counter-culture in Japan The depiction of counter-culture in Japan is simply mesmerizing.

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It feels like a book written by someone very young. Head scratching was most definitely going on during these “rape” scenes. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. May 11, Andy Raptis rated it really liked it. Kind of fascinating so far as a socio-cultural thing. Fictionshort story. Kanehara was 19 when she wrote this, a short novella of just 80 pages of three people pulling each other down into co-dependancy, alcohol and consensual violence, and it shows.

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At just over small pages, the only justification is that one could read this in a single sitting. When I read about Lui’s story, I saw that in her. You then gradually enlarge the hole by inserting bigger and bigger tongue rings. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade kandhara in, give it a second life.

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They know everything about its conventions, but they do not abide to Snakes and Earrings is not a book for the tenderhearted; even though it does become tender every now and then. Return to Book Page. Who knows — maybe they do it differently in Japan. I don’t know if the third person narrative would’ve helped any with this story, but it could’ve kanehxra earned the protagonist an ounce of sympathy.

Kanehara’s novel Autofiction kanehars, with a story that unfolds in reverse chronological orderwas published in Japan in Jun 29, Charlie rated it did not like it. This is the main draw at the beginning of the story. Didn’t finish it because it was doing my head in.


As for me, I knew that no matter what else, the dragon and Kirin on my back would always be with me. David James Karashima Translator.

High to Low Avg. In fact, it is a void literature which it’s self-caricature.

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It really pisses her off. Since piercing is such a major theme in this book, you’d think this stuff should at least be accurate. I hope that Hitomi Kanehara controls her subconscious ihtomi.

Published May 30th by Plume first published December 1st Want to Read saving…. First, this book seems only about titillation. We live in a state of suspension from which nothing can shake us except fake emotions and convictions.

He who speak with forked tongue I am going to summarize the plot because apparently i’m a sadist so. Getting a forked tongue is normally something done by crazy people. I like the way I think these strange things. It was very short and super readable – good for these dark, dark times. Yes, Ama was innocent in time of his terrible death but this was good thing because he stays pure and she can love his absolutely This is an endless question and there isn’t one answer.