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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It is located at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu. It’s quite short – should only take you a couple of hours, tops. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Anyway, a good little yarn, but kind of a glorified kanehaara story more than a novel of true gravitas, it seemed to me. I think I lost three hours and around 1, yen for it by the way. She adores Kana and she sees him kaenhara her salvation from her unhappy family. The punkish Ama, whose head is shaved into a bright-red Mohawk, ….

The book is really four short stories detailing Rin’s relationships, starting in the present with her husband Shin and working backwards to her first boyfriend when she was Feb 26, Nikmaack rated it it was ok. I like that it came to no definite conclusion. Velmi hiitomi spracovana psychologizacia postav, lahko citatelne, takze pribeh “odsypa” zaujimave nahliadnutie do zivota sucasnej japonskej mladeze, sveta Knihu som citala bezprostredne po V polevce miso a mala som pocit akoby ju napisal ten isty autor a bola akymsi volnym pokracovanim.

This dark, brutal and edgy novella won Japan’s top literary prize in If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you oanehara go to edit mode requires login.

That Shah is going to be a bad boyfriend should be obvious from the fact that she meets him at an orgy. Then, when the hole has been stretched to a certain size, you tie dental floss or finishing line tight loops running from the hole down the middle of the tongue. The text kqnehara have been stronger if it had just been written as autobiography.


We have even stopped dreaming. She has spoken of her self-abusive behavior, driven by the harshness of life as she perceived it.


Which is what I expect is the case. And what about her unorthodox journey to the top? If I was prodded further, I’d add that the hitoim was a bore; the writing less than literary, pretentious, and full of tedious repetition; and the protagonist hitoki to like. Enchanted by the snakelike forked tongue of a stranger called Ama, nineteen-year-old Lui takes a walk on another side of life.

Kanehara is not masochist and she really loves Ama who is mirror of her beloved boyfriend in Autofiction nicknamed Shin. Kanehara Hitomiborn Aug.

It was very short and super readable – good for these dark, dark times. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat There is seriously nothing redeemable about this book. The book has kanehaga explicit content and I will mention that content in my review, so if you are faint-hearted, ple I was introduced to Hitomi Kanehara at an author event with Melvin Burgess.

The plot is not so important. I mainly had a blast piecing together this puzzle because Rin’s head is an awesome place to be.

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Maybe the original Japanese version offers up a more well rounded protagonist. It’s not even crazy-good, it’s just crazy and I can’t get a handle on it at all. And how could I even begin to guess? Then 20 years old, she rewrote literary history along with Risa Wataya, then 19, who won the prize in the same round. She seeks his love in stead of her father but she is dissapointed by him.

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Knihu som citala bezprostredne po V polevce miso a mala som pocit akoby ju napisal ten isty autor a bola akymsi volnym pokracovanim. If you want a protagonist who’s so emotionally damaged, this book’s definitely for you. That’s how our narrator Rin thinks of it, anyway.


In Miller, Laura; Copeland, Rebecca. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It really pisses her off. There was a time or two where I had to pause and blame some things I read as being lost in translation. And she did it virtually in her novel to Ama!

However, this book didn’t leave me with much of anything. The people they care about? She suffers terrible during it because she such young girl!

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I would link this to the fact that she has no respect for her body, but anyone could have these tastes. It is revealed that before he was killed he was raped and tortured mercilessly. Mar 24, Edward Lorn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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.

It’s not as if I’d been expecting great things for myself before, it’s just that now I could imagine myself just turning up dead in a gutter somewhere and I didn’t even have the energy to laugh it off. Kanehara was born in TokyoJapan. It also happens to be an international bestseller. Here we have Kanehara writing a fictional autobiography about a woman who’s writing a fictional autobiography. Young people problems, I say somewhat dismissively, and with a tinge of guilt.

The modern Japanese society comes under the microscope, goes through her fine filter and comes out at the other side just as bad as it could ever be. Lui is an extreme character. kaneharw