by Teru Miyamoto
Translated by Roger K. Thomas
春の夢 first published in 1984
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World literature is getting more and more one of my favorite genres, especially coming from Japan. I enjoy participating every year in the Japanese Literature Challenge, and I managed to read 8 books in the 13th edition of the challenge. Alas, there were many more I had planned to tackle. So I’m glad I finally got to read Inhabitation, by Teru Miyamoto, considered to be among Japan’s most widely read living authors.
The movie Shoplifters is based on one of his novels. Kore-eda, the director of Shoplifters, also made the movie Maborosi, based on a book by Teru Miyamoto. Click to continue reading
The Ten Loves of Nishino,
by Hiromi Kawakami
was first published in 2003
Allison Markin Powell
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Hiromi Kawakami has written several noticeable novels, so I decided to try The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino.
I read it for Japanese Literature Challenge 13
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by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Jay Rubin
was published in 1987
Genre: Literary fiction
As you may know, Haruki Murakami is my favorite Japanese author. I have read several books by him, for instance his latest Killing Commendatore.
So I couldn’t resist when I discovered through Still an Unfinished Person that there was such a thing as a Murakami Online Book Club. They were reading Norwegian Wood, so I joined, as I don’t recall actually reading it.
Here below, I’ll share my review, plus some notes and quotes.
Skip my notes if you haven’t read the book and want to avoid spoilers.