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Real World by Natsuo Kirino

December 4, 2014


    In a crowded residential suburb on the outskirts of Tokyo, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer and endless “cram school” sessions meant to ensure entry into good colleges. There’s Toshi, the dependable one; Terauchi, the great student; Yuzan, the sad one, grieving over the death of her […]

shadow of the wind by carlos ruiz zafon

February 21, 2010


Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

an artist of the floating world by kazuo ishuguro

March 22, 2009


Ono refuses to be an artist of the floating world, yet he goes back to being one. As Japan embraces the future, Ono can only sit back and watch while the Old Japan fades away.