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Out | Natsuo Kirino
Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirinos award-winning literary mystery Out.This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime. The coolly intelligent Masako emerges as the plots ringleader, but quickly discovers that this killing is merely the beginning, as it leads to a terrifying foray into the violent underbelly of Japanese society. At once a masterpiece of literary suspense and pitch-black comedy of gender warfare, Out is also a moving evocation of the pressures and prejudices that drive women to extreme deeds, and the friendships that bolster them in the aftermath.
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TrishB
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#countmeout #soaringscores
Not read, but definitely sounds interesting and a great cover.

Cinfhen This one has been on my book radar for awhile ~ it does sound good!!! 4w
rwmg I just bought it yesterday so it's lurking at the far end of the TBR shelf 4w
alisonrose This is really good! Dark and twisted—I hadn‘t seen this cover before but it definitely fits! 3w
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Cathythoughts I have this one too ... sounds really good 3w
batsy What @alisonrose said! 🙂 3w
BarbaraBB You should read it. It‘s so dark!!! 3w
CrowCAH The cover art is beautiful! 3w
Balibee146 Sounds awesome... Stacking 👍 3w
Andrew65 It is a great cover! 3w
alisonrose @TrishB I also really liked another book of hers, Grotesque, though not quite as much as Out (edited) 3w
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translationspod
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Pickpick

Episode 13 is here! Out by Natsuo Kirino (translated by Stephen Snyder) #womenintranslation

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monkeygirlsmama
Out | Natsuo Kirino
Pickpick

I've been in a reading slump for months, but I finally finished this thriller. Four stars! It was not the most exciting storyline, but it was intriguing and had some solid scary bits.

Readers beware though, there are definitely some gruesome segments so just be prepared. 👍

readordierachel Great book and, yes, on the gruesome side 😱 6mo
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sallyex
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Mehso-so

Molto particolare, premetto essere il primo romanzo noir che leggo. Forse non sono una gran intenditrice a riguardo. Il finale mi ha letteralmente spiazzato, è veramente meraviglioso e complesso il tipo di rapporto raccontato dall'autrice, sia tra i personaggi stessi, che tra i personaggi e la loro quotidianità. Sono rimasta affiascinata e stupita dalla cultura giapponese così raccontata. Merita assolutamente la lettura!

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monkeygirlsmama
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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#snacktime #24in48

Let's see if I can finish this book before the end of this #readathon. 😏

@24in48

Tamra I haven‘t seen the cranberry citrus at our Target - I want to try it! 10mo
monkeygirlsmama @Tamra It's pretty good. This is the second box I've bought. My fav is the cucumber mint though. LoL 10mo
Tamra @monkeygirlsmama I like that, but my favorite that I‘m in fact drinking now is the grapefruit. 😋 10mo
monkeygirlsmama @Tamra I love that one too. My least favorite is the pineapple coconut. 10mo
Tamra @monkeygirlsmama 😖 No thanks 10mo
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monkeygirlsmama
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1. Tagged book and Sarah‘s Legacy Shared: Book Two By Daisy Beiler Townsend

2. House Hufflepuff

3. Blackish

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Slajaunie Love that show! 10mo
rachelsbrittain Yay Hufflepuff pride! Thanks for joining in 💛🖤💛 10mo
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sallyex
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sallyex

Perché una donna vuole sempre riuscire a sfiorare l'anima di un uomo. Non si può accontentare dell'aspetto esteriore! E l'anima che una donna vuole sfiorare è solo una, un'anima in armonia con la propria.

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monkeygirlsmama
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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OMG what an amazing #HalloweenHorrorSwap package @Regi_C sent to me. 😁 Thank you so very very much!!! I've actually been wanting to read both of these. Meanwhile the rest of the goodies look amazing, and the decor will go awesome on my new bookshelves. Thank you thank you thank you! 😊😚

Regi_C Yay!! I'm so glad! You'll love the books, and hopefully the candy, also :) 12mo
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Morr_Books
Out | Natsuo Kirino
Pickpick

This was an intense and depressing Japanese thriller. So many trigger warnings! However, though it was messing with my mood, i still wanted to know what happened to the characters. I think it was overall a good and unique thriller.

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EadieB
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Pickpick

Out is intense—not for the faint of heart. I spent many pages reading while my internal voice screamed “ewww.” But I couldn‘t stop. Kirino creates unforgettable characters, all thrown into the scumbucket of murder and crime.

It‘s a rubbernecker book. I couldn‘t look away, even though all I wanted was to be finished and move to a less disturbing book.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018 #japanesethriller #booked2018

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I have this one ... really must get to it 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Thanks! It‘s a unique and worthwhile read. 13mo
BarbaraBB Great review 👍😘 13mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Thank you! 😍 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m so in... I like that scum bucket reference 😂 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Oh you have nooo idea how relevant that reference is! 😱😱 13mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!!! I might be scared now😧😧😧 13mo
arubabookwoman Loved this book—recommended it for my RL book club, so I‘ve read it 2x. Her other books just weren‘t as good, but still were decent reads. 13mo
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Bookzombie
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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Pickpick

#Booked2018 #japanesethriller This was a slow start for me. Then all of a sudden these four women were consuming my thoughts and I couldn‘t wait to get back to the book. We know what happened and who did what early on, but the tension is more about the consequences, if any. Will someone tell? Will they get caught? Are there other dangers lurking? I‘m not sure how I feel about the ending, but it‘s still a pick for me.

4thhouseontheleft All your photo needs is some dripping blood! 🔪 🔪 14mo
Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft I think my husband would have been a bit concerned It I went that far. Lol! 14mo
readordierachel This photo! 😱👍🏽 14mo
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Sace That photo reminds me of Dexter. Love it! 14mo
batsy Yes! I was thinking about that ending for a long time. 14mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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Looking for some distraction this morning while I wait to be released. This is my choice for #booked2018 #japanesethriller prompt. (Cameo by @That-Bookish-Hiker —her bookmark design is in the book!)

I had surgery yesterday and everything went very well. Been sleeping a LOT while the anesthesia wears off. Just waiting for surgeons and paperwork before I can go home to heal.

Mollyanna Glad to hear the surgery went well! Hope you have a speedy recovery! 14mo
readordierachel Glad it went well! Sending you healing thoughts. (And happy reading! I really enjoyed this one) 14mo
Redwritinghood Glad things went well. I hope you have a speedy recovery. 14mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer I'm so glad that the surgery went well! I hope you get released soon, I hated the hospital, I practically jumped out of the bed to go home after I had my gallbladder out. 14mo
JSW Lots of good wishes for a healthy recovery! 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KrystleTheBookSlayer I know what you mean! Mr. B is bringing me lunch and I‘m hoping to be out soon afterwards! Gallbladder surgery is tough—but it‘s always better to heal at home. 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JSW Thanks! 😘 14mo
DivineDiana Oh my! Look at you! Posting from your hospital bed! A warrior! Sending wishes for a quick recovery! 💪🏻❤️📚 14mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @BarbaraTheBibliophage absolutely! I could never relax in there, home is definitely better for healing and recovery! 14mo
MicheleinPhilly Best wishes for a speedy recovery! ❤️ 14mo
Tamra Wishing you good reads to recover with! 14mo
Jas16 Wising you a speedy recovery 💐 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana Thanks—I have some pain but also feel better, so it doesn‘t take much of a warrior. 😘 14mo
Sace Hope you heal quickly! 14mo
Tonton @BarbaraTheBibliophage Feel better soon!🌟 14mo
Lindy 🌻🌻🌻 14mo
GlassAsDiamonds Heal fast & all the best!! 14mo
LauraJ Get the hell outta there! Back to your cozy home for lots of rest and care from Mr. B. Glad to hear that all went well 🖤 14mo
jillrhudy Feel better soon! 🤗 14mo
llwheeler Best wishes for a quick recovery! 14mo
Velvetfur Hope you recover fast, lots of healing vibes to you xxx 14mo
LeahBergen Wishing you a speedy recovery! 😘 14mo
rohit-sawant Hope you have a swift recovery! 14mo
JennyM Thinking of you x 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraJ I am home now!! Snuggled with books, blankets, and cool fall breezes through open windows. 14mo
Cinfhen So glad to see this post!!! And you‘re already back to reading!!!! Awesome 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I never stop. Although I was too woozy for the first twelve hours after the surgery. 🤪 14mo
Cinfhen You REALLY are a #BadAss 😘😘😘 14mo
Cinfhen Nothing stopping you!!!! 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Haha. Well, I‘m not going to dinner with my family tonight. Or to Wegmans on their opening day (in Lancaster) tomorrow. Trying not to #overbadass myself into a world of hurt. 🤪 14mo
Cinfhen You know your limits!! But a new Wegman‘s is pretty important stuff to be missing 😉 14mo
minkyb Take care and hopes for a quick recovery. 14mo
Bookzombie Wishing you a speedy recovery! 💗 14mo
LeeRHarry Speedy recovery! 14mo
jfalkens Hope you have a speedy recovery and feel better soon xXxX 14mo
UwannaPublishme Sending healing hugs and prayers. So glad you're home, feeling better and snuggling with your books. 🤗💖 14mo
Reggie Hope you feel better soon!!! 14mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so glad t went well!! Rest and recover! 💕💕 14mo
GlassAsDiamonds @BarbaraTheBibliophage #overbadass might just take it from @Cinfhen ‘s #borrownotbuy as the best Litsy tag of all time 😂😂😂😂 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @GlassAsDiamonds LOL. Okay then. Glad I can amuse you! 🤣🤣😍😍 14mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

This was almost a bail. There was too much of the characters back stories, it took too long to get into the good stuff. But once it did, it was worth it. Not for the feint of heart.

DivineDiana Just returned this to the Library. Realized that it was too much for me to handle! 😬😳😱 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @DivineDiana That's fair. It's pretty messed up. 14mo
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Literaturenut
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Pickpick

It took me a while to get into this book, but once I was into it, I was hooked. It was compelling and intriguing. I would recommend it to anyone who likes thrillers and can handle some gore and gruesomeness. #japanesethriller #booked2018 #17of36 #audiobook

Cinfhen I've found that most #JapaneseThrillers DO contain plenty of GORE 1y
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TheBee
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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Temperatures dropped. So I stay inside reading 🏮🎎🎏

🚫Almost didn‘t finish. A hard pass on this one. Too much repetition. Packed with unnecessary passages ... 🚫

Laughterhp I just started this book too! 1y
TheBee @Laughterhp exciting!! I only make slow progress. Don‘t know if it‘s me or the book 🙃 1y
Laughterhp Hmm, I‘m only like 6 pages in, so I don‘t know 😂 1y
TheBee @Laughterhp I‘m halfway through. Pace has picked up a bit. What do you think? 1y
Laughterhp I haven‘t had a chance to read it again since I started! 🤦‍♀️ 1y
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Laughterhp
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Starting this Japanese Thriller on this autumn feeling day by the fire (at a party).

I‘m not being antisocial, it‘s just that apparently no one else wants to hang out by the fire.

When it‘s only 63 degrees out, you can expect me to be at the fire.

inthegreensandblues That looks fabulous 🔥🍁🍂 1y
Bianca 👍👍 1y
DivineDiana I‘m reading another book of hers now 1y
Readage I enjoyed that one 1y
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Squidapus
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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Pickpick

Squidapus has a very strong stomach but gosh did this churn his. A housewife named Masako works the night shift at a bento factory, who feels emptiness in the life with her husband and son, helps a coworker dispose of her strangled abusive husband's body. Turns out she's really good at it and begins to dispose of bodies as a secret business which causes a local Yakuza to be blamed, starting his hunt for her. A very shocking and upsetting ending.

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Kathrin
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Panpan

Oh wow... this was quite painful. This book did not work for me at all. If this had been edited down to half the length, it would have much better from my point of view.

TheBee Absolutely agree! 1y
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vivastory
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Thanks for the package @readordierachel !! I was planning on looking for Out this weekend during my birthday trip to the used book stores! And Children of the New World has been on my radar for quite awhile. Proof sounds really interesting. I have the following few days off & your package was a great start to my weekend!

Librariana It's got some unusual short stories, but I thought the collection as a whole was quite solid! There were more than a few in there that had fascinating premises and really left me thinking 😊 1y
readordierachel Awesome! Glad it got there safely 👍🏼 Look forward to your thoughts on all three 1y
2BR02B I really want to read 1y
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callielafleur
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Pickpick

This could 100% be the basis for a season of the TV show Fargo, and if you enjoy that, then you'll love this book. I know I did! A woman commits a terrible crime and must enlist the help of her co-workers to hide the results. Full of smart criminals, dumb criminals, pimps, and ladies who are just trying to make ends meet in a society that judges them for it.

Finished during #24in48 for the Japanese Thriller category for #Booked2018.

jillannjohn Sounds really good. Stacked! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve got this one prepped for that prompt also!! Glad to have another good review! 1y
callielafleur @BarbaraTheBibliophage I always forget to tag you three for my Booked posts! Thank you for doing the legwork for me! 😘 1y
Cinfhen Sounds like a good read👍🏻congrats on completing the prompt 1y
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callielafleur
Out | Natsuo Kirino

#24in48 update: have gotten some reading done, both audio and regular, and I just realized I had erased my time trackers! 😂😂😂 Sometimes technology befuddles me.

Currently having some lunch- yummy cherries and a seltzer.

Go readers go!

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callielafleur
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Yay #24in48readathon time! One of my favorite weekends in the year!

This is first on my list, though I'll also be dipping into Bloodline on audio while I do some gardening. And yes, I'm using a receipt for my bookmark, despite all of the amazing bookmarks I've been given by Littens. 😂😂

@24in48

cathysaid The best bookmark is always the one that is handy. 1y
readordierachel Loved this one. Enjoy! 1y
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BarbaraBB
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Dutch version of Out, #YouRemindMe of Penance. A coincidence that they both are Japanese? Do we associate Japanese fiction with eyes? I have a copy of Crossfire by Miyabe that also has an eye on the cover. Strange! #heatofjuly

arubabookwoman At one point I had 3 or 4 Natsuo Kirino books on the shelf and they all had covers showing half of a woman‘s face. 1y
Ms_T They are beautiful eyes though 👁👁 1y
Cinfhen Well done!! Love both these covers😍have u read either book?? 1y
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘ve read Out, it‘s really good. Penance I am going to read soon for #Booked2018 💕 1y
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman Are all Kirino‘s books as good as Out? 1y
arubabookwoman Unfortunately no. They where‘re bad, just not as good as Out. 1y
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman oh that‘s too bad, I really liked Out and would be interested in more! 1y
Cinfhen I‘m glad Out is good read @arubabookwoman and I want to read 1y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Trigger warnings: violence, rape, graphic descriptions of the disposal of dead bodies.

I didn‘t find this remotely feminist, in fact it seemed just the opposite. I understand the author‘s intent of highlighting the view of women in Japanese society, but the way it was done just irritated me. Rating: 2 ⭐️

Sophoclessweetheart I really liked this book. Natsuo Kirino is an addictive thriller author. 1y
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prowlix
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Starting new book tonight! It‘s been on my tbr for awhile and I finally picked it up from the library. Somehow it was marked a mystery in the library but it‘s pretty clear how/who commits the murder in first 50 pages?

In other news: Watson has decided to remove all the warm covers from my bed but then sleep squished next to me in the 90 degree heat. #puppylove #dogsoflitsy

readordierachel Love does not care about temperature apparently 🙂 Also, I loved this book. 1y
valeriegeary Those freckles. 😍 1y
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Brie
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Four women, each unhappy with their lives and working the night shift at a boxed lunch factory, become embroiled in the underground crime world after one of them murders her husband in a fit of rage and the rest attempt to dispose of the body. Nail-biting to the end.

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Cathythoughts
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#readingresolutios #bookface I received this book from a lovely Litten 👋🏻 hello out there lovely Litten !!! Havnt read it yet , but I‘m really looking forward to it 🧡🧡💛

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anrobe
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Current read ... anyone read it? It sounds fascinating!

AmyG I am going to read this for the #Booked2018 challenge...Japanese thriller. (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG it‘s my pick for that prompt also! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Hello @batsy I‘m sooooo excited 🎉🎉😮look what the postman just delivered... I‘m so thrilled.... the books 😘, perfection. I really wanted Out ❤️. And the other looks amazing, Silence. And your gifts for Sofia are dotey .... they all arrived perfectly safe & sound. Thankyou my lovely friend ❤️bookmarks are beautiful X and thankyou for your kind kind words ❤️

Cathythoughts I hope you see this post soon @batsy ..... I knew this parcel would get here. Hurray 😍 2y
batsy Yay!!! I'm so happy it finally reached you! ❤️💃🏽I hope you enjoy the reads... Well maybe enjoy not the right word for Out! And I haven't read Silence but it seemed like a Cathy kind of book 😊 So happy it made it, you were right to have faith in the postal gods 😉😘 2y
Cathythoughts I‘m so delighted @batsy , I‘ve changed the photo about 5 times to try & get the best picture to share .... because this is such a perfect parcel X thankyou 2y
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batsy It's my pleasure ❤️❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant That's wonderful! 💜 2y
youneverarrived Lovely gifts ❤️❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant it is wonderful & these lovely gifts took so long to get here ... we were worried ... but all‘s well that ends well 😉 2y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived they are lovely 😊 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 2y
readordierachel How lovely! Out is so good. Enjoy! 2y
LeahBergen Lovely! 💕💕💕 2y
Cathythoughts @ReadOrDieRachel yes! I‘m looking forward to Out. 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 💕💕❤️I love everything 2y
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Christine11
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#EyeSeeYou #MagicalMarch - I bought this one to use for a prompt later in the year of the #booked2018 challenge. It is the creepiest cover ever - I HATE anything too close to my eyes 👀😱!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!!! Very creepy!!! 👁 2y
vkois88 This... all the nope. I can't stand anything near my eyes either, and I'm frightened by knives 2y
DeborahSmall I read this years ago and loved it! ❤️ 2y
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Christine11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 It makes me shudder every time I look at it! 🤣💜😊 2y
Christine11 @DeborahSmall That‘s good to hear - from the sounds of it, I think I‘ll probably love it too! 😊💗 2y
ShookBelf This is a fantastic book. Got another two of her books on my shelves, just waiting for me to read them. 2y
Christine11 @ShookBelf Everyone I‘ve spoken to about it has loved it which is always a good sign! I‘m sure I will too 😊💜 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Four women, each living a dysfunctional life, find bondage working in an assembly line job in a factory. When one of them kills her husband, she enlists the help of others to dispose the body. Things take a #nasty turn when police found a body part, their deeds are discovered by two strangers and the four starts turning against each other.
#fiercefeb @Cinfhen @batsy

Cathythoughts This sounds good ! Stacking 2y
batsy Great pick. I love this book. 2y
Abailliekaras Definitely a nasty book! 2y
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Cinfhen Stacked this the other day, when @batsy suggested this title! Definitely want to read!!! 2y
JazzFeathers It sounds grim 2y
readordierachel Good one! Awesome book. 2y
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batsy
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The song today is a throwback to the time when the original queen ruled... Queen Latifah, that is 👑💖

I can't seem to locate my copy of this. Women who work in a factory in Japan making boxed lunches band together in #unity after one of them kills her deadbeat husband. This book goes to a really dark place. It's one of my most vivid reading experiences. Japanese women seem to write some amazingly unique crime fiction.

#FierceFeb @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ooooh!!! Want to read this for #booked2018 #JapaneseThriller I see I've already #stacked this one 2y
ShookBelf I read this book years ago and remember it as being exceedingly dark but also quite addictive - it certainly didn't take me long to finish it. 2y
CarolynM 👏👏👏 2y
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Kalalalatja This sounds awesome! Stacked 📚 2y
Leniverse Is there a movie adaptation of this book? I'm sure I've seen something with that plot. 2y
TrishB And the covers are always brilliant! 2y
batsy @Cinfhen Good pick, imo :) 2y
batsy @ShookBelf Yes, I found it hard to put down, as well! 2y
batsy @Leniverse I didn't know there was but I looked it up and apparently there is! I'm cringing at the movie description, though, they seemed to have turned it into a "wacky" comedy 2y
batsy @TrishB Yes! 2y
Leniverse Yes, that sounds about right. Dark and quirky comedy. I saw it at a film festival many (at least 12) years ago. I think I enjoyed it. But I imagine if the book is not meant to be funny it would be a terrible movie for anyone who has read the book! 2y
batsy @Leniverse Yes, the book is definitely not comedy... But dark and quirky sounds much better than IMDB's "wacky" :) 2y
Cathythoughts Unique crime fiction 😱stacking 👍🏻 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts 😁 It's a good one 2y
saresmoore Wow! Cool! 2y
Christine11 @Cinfhen This is my pick for #japanesethriller too ! I just bought it last week ! It sounds good and pretty intense! 😊 2y
batsy @Christine11 Yes, intense is the word! 2y
readordierachel Ooh, I loved this one! I have enjoyed her other books too, but none as much as this one. Good pick! 2y
batsy @ReadOrDieRachel Glad to hear that! Thank you. The other one I loved was Grotesque; need to read Real World. 2y
GripLitGrl Queen Latifah was exactly who i thought of for today's prompt💖👑 This looks like a good book stacked👍 2y
BarbaraBB Great choice! Loved this book. And indeed, what a unity! 2y
rohit-sawant Oh, this sounds fantastic! Stacking! 2y
batsy @BarbaraBB Thank you! 2y
batsy @GripLitGrl @rohit-sawant Hope you like it! :) 2y
LeahBergen This one‘s on my shelf. 👍🏻 2y
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bedandabook
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Yay, book post! I finally gave in to the temptation of Litsy and ordered this one. Sadly I'll have to wait a while before starting it as travelling soon which necessitates using my Kindle, but can't wait to dive in. It sounds deliciously disturbing and as though it pushes boundaries.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Picked this one up during my recent trip to NYC based solely on this shelf talker!! 🤗

alanacristin I super love this book 😍 2y
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SubwayBookReview
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Monique: "Marjorie Liu assigned this book to me. She's an author, comic book artist and MIT professor. I was part of a writers of color workshop she was holding. There has to be tension for a story to work. This book is about four female factory workers who hide a murder. It's a multiple POV story that you see unfold over impossible situations. It's fun to read a book and know the strategies its using. I like knowing when I'm being manipulated."

SeanMichael Love this post!!! 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Japanese murder mystery. A woman works in a bento box factory and kills her husband. Some female colleagues help her hide the body. Besides a page turner, this novel gives a good insight in Japanese working life I think. Picture: Naoshima, Japan

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mobyskine
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“You know, we're all heading straight to hell."
"Yes, it's like riding downhill with no brakes."
"You mean, there's no way to stop?"
"No, you stop all right - when you crash.”

#Out #NatsuoKirino #2017ReadingChallenge

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Tnovo
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#bookmail I love coming home to packages! The book with the light spin is A Monster's Notes by Laurie Sheck. Has anyone read her books? They looked interesting.

LectricSheep Laurie Sheck is an awesome writer! I loved that one and Captivity. 2y
Tnovo @LectricSheep thanks! I will have to check that one out as well. 2y
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Chessa
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#readingwomenmonth / day 10 / #booksintranslation / Some very interesting looking translated works by women! I haven't had a chance to read any of these yet but they're definitely on the TBR.

RealLifeReading I adore Natsuo Kirino's books!! 2y
drokka Three Bags Full was interesting. 2y
bookwrm526 Of those, I've only read Out...it was so weird! But good. 2y
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Velvetsun
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Annnnnnd the reading slump continues. 😝😝
This has been on my #tbr for a long time...

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bookwrm526
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Mehso-so

Combining my April stats with my review of this book. I really enjoyed it right to the end, the last three chapters were just a bit too gruesome for me. It was a weird reading month, I read a lot but made very little progress on my challenges and it wasn't a very diverse month.

Cinfhen 17 books 💙👍🏻📚😊 3y
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leslieisreading
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The only three books by #womenintranslation that I've read over the past couple years are all Japanese, and two of them by the same author. #aprilbookshowers

Laalaleighh What's the one on the left? I need that cover in my life. 3y
leslieisreading @Laalaleighh it's Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto. The cover art is amazing! I liked the book pretty well, though for me it didn't totally live up to the cover. 3y
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Abailliekaras
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Mehso-so

I love the premise: a woman kills her abusive husband and her coworkers help her dispose of the body, which leads to a business opportunity. I can imagine as a feminist, Japanese Fargo, as the woman turn the crime world on its head. This more or less delivers but the prose is matter-of-fact, spelling things out too much at times. Although it's been described as darkly comic, I found it quite humourless. Still an interesting read. Pic: in bath!

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Abailliekaras
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A glass of petit Chablis before seeing Planetarium at the French film festival.. Almost finished this book, strangely compelling. 📚📽

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Abailliekaras
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My Japan-themed #bookmail has arrived! I *may* have been a little ambitious with how much I can read between now and Easter 😂

shawnmooney I loved The Hunting Gun! 3y
Abailliekaras Thanks @shawnmooney ! It's a beautiful, small Pushkin Press edition - the perfect size to take in an evening bag & read if I'm early to dinner. 😉 3y
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TieDyeDude
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I enjoyed it, though it was a struggle to get started. I know I started reading it at least one other time. It was a chapter-a-day type progress until about 2/3 of the way through, when it kicked into high gear (story wise, pacing didn't change much). Very dark, characters not at all likeable, but well written and kept me interested.

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Panpan

The last 7 pages of this book ruined this entire book. I am so mad. I don't like rapist/murderer apologists. The whole "he's not evil or whatever he's just broken and looking for something" while he's raping and trying to murder her. No. No no no no no.

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TieDyeDude
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Bought this YEARS ago and I'm finally getting around to reading it. Has anyone else read it?

Readage I liked it very much 3y
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