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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Maybe it appeals to the masochist and sadist in every one of us. What factors are responsible for this neurosis?

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Feb 24, denise rated it really liked it. But the book is extremely surprising and what you feel will happen to Lui doesn’t really happen. We can keep her at a distance and watch her suffering while the blood, spunk and tears fall on other reprobates and degenerates. Think of Hugh Selby Junior, but with better grammar and punctuation. But Shah’s nothing compared to Gato, the guy Rin shacked up with when she was Provide feedback about this page.

Not great, at all. I wasn’t too enamoured by the translation a little awkward-feeling somehow and “Auto Fiction” is basically about a spoiled paranoid writer who has few redeeming qualities. Our ‘heroine’ Lui is complacent and one-dimensional, her boyfriend Ama and part-time lover Shiba-san are not much better, and the reader is left with the sense that the body modification and surrounding culture that this book explores is really supposed to mean something, but the whole novel for me was just lost in translation.

Well, I shouldn’t say “rape” scenes, because there was no on-screen rape. How jaded am I? After yitomi such lie she breaks his PC before him and than she breaks up with him. Kind of fascinating so far as a hitomo thing.


And considering we’re in the head of an hitomk person, the bumpity-bump is a fantastically hilarious read. I refuse to even like, give it to the used bookstore, because I don’t want anyone else to have to read it. So consider yourself informed! You read that correctly – her cunt.

Autofiction by Hitomi Kanehara

Aug 01, Tjibbe Wubbels rated it did not like it Shelves: Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Novel, an invented prose narrative of considerable length and a certain complexity that hitomo imaginatively with human experience, usually through a connected sequence of events involving a group of persons in a specific setting.

The main action of this novel by Hitomi Kanehara follows events in the lives of four men and women in their thirties as they grapple, each in his or her own way, with senses of loss or emptiness two years after the massive earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushi ….

The book didn’t really make me want to think much about it, really. Without a kabehara one of the worst books of fiction I’ve ever read, and possibly the worst Japanese novel translated into the English language since Murakami Ryu’s first novel. The main character doesn’t care what happens to herself, so she kanehsra endures terrible situations. Kanehara is too intelligent to fall into this trap. So the culture parts are fleeting too. Want to Read saving….

During elementary school she spent a year in San Francisco with her father. To view it, click here. Nevermind that the protagonist of that story engaged in body modification, giving herself a forked tongue at the end of the ihtomi, and acted as an accessory-after-the-fact to murder. I immediately went home and ate mashed potatoes after my piercing — no problem. So starts one of the most vivid and believable novellas i have ever written.


What did she find so attractive about him? University of Hawaii Press.

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Then she puts together a few obvious pieces that SUDDENLY appear conveniently nice plot development and realizes that is it extremely likely that the crazy piercer guy was the one who killed and raped forked tongue guy. Jul 16, Miri rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 01, Philippe Malzieu rated it did not like it.

It’s not, judging by some of the subjects raised and the language used. She suffers terrible during it because she such young girl!

Getting a forked tongue is normally something done by crazy people. It is a hodgepodge of piercings,tattooing,tongue splitting,murder, rape, BDSM and characters without any redemptive qualities. But Autofiction makes it clear: Counter-culture in Japan The depiction of counter-culture in Japan is simply mesmerizing. The author is an incredibly hot year old from Japan “the youngest author ever to win Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize”and the cynic in me wonders if this hotness has anything to do with her book’s status as an “international bestseller.

The plot is not so important. But maybe not famous writer.

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It’s quite short – should only take you a couple of hours, tops. Two young sisters with sharply contrasting personalities take turns telling of their anchorless life in Tokyo following the death of their mother, who had received custody of them when she and their father divorced. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. Contact our editors with your feedback.