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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But the idea of consciously controlling subconscious thoughts is ridiculous. Also, I feel like some of the body-piercing stuff is wrong.

There’s even a scene in which Rin, the protagonist, bitches to her editor about how all interviewers want to know how much of her first novel hitimi autobiographical. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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It feels like a book written by someone very young. When the literary magazine Bungei Shinju featured both novels in early kanegara, it sold more than 1. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

As it is, I did enjoy reading the book very much, but it’s also one that I janehara I’d like to read again – which I guess is the sign of a good book. Perhaps something was lost in translation like a fathomable plot, engaging characters or a point.

It is a short read, about pages, but still very interesting.

Prizewinning author Hi Rin is hitlmi back from her honeymoon. Avoid, unless detachment in every way, minus retinal, is your idea of a good time. Books by Hitomi Kanehara. The story is too hackneyed and contrived and could’ve been written by anyone who was overfed with too much Hollywood junk. This is reason for her hate for lies – all lies, for her weird fears, mad jealousy and so on.


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.

Japanese urban youth culture. And after that, she has a dog. At the same time she feels almost ecstatic at the idea of her forked-tongue. Other writers, like the contemporary English novelist, Jenn Ashworth, have created better characters that are less prone to bitter introspection and more subtle, yet Rin fascinates just as much because she remains beyond the ordinary. I wonder why I’m such a difficult person and I look up at the heater and think htomi my stubbornness.

Boring inner monologue of an insane chick. Open Preview Hitoji a Problem? Her mind is flawed and her actions desperate, but as the book progresses back in time you start to learn of what may have caused the issues she has in the present, aka the beginning of the book. And when she was young she saw severed heads everywhere.

Then she decides to get a forked tongue, so she gets it pierced to start the process. She also wants a unique tattoo and asks Shiba to design hitmoi. I smiled and nodded. Without a doubt one of the worst books of fiction I’ve ever read, and possibly the worst Japanese novel translated into th I was reluctant kaanehara write a review for this book because I don’t cherish the idea of writing negative things about people, be they writers, political leaders, nitomi clergy.

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I almost even began thinking that this was the prose of an American high schooler from the New York City suburbs.

Aug 24, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 12, Kirk Houghton rated it really liked it.


I was never totally sure what I was reading. But, I thought it over and decided to write one anyway. Somewhere in this gem, maybe in the second chapter, the young protagonist has a ridiculous dialogue with her cunt.

Lui is a frighteningly blank narrator; everything that happens to her, including her lover asking her if he can kill her, is dismissed with “that’s OK.

The three heroes live inside this world of ours, but mostly at the side of it. She decides to do this to herself the process includes to get your tongue pierced and then to stretch the hole progressively. Jan 31, Shannon rated it did not like it Recommends it for: That said, If you can’t handle sadism and masochism, please avoid this book.