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The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino
The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino: The Politics of Feeling | Hiromi Kawakami
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Who loves Mr Nishino? Minami is the daughter of Mr Nishino's true love. Bereaved Shiori is tempted by his unscrupulous advances. His colleague Manami should know better. His conquest Reiko treasures her independence above all else. Friends Tama and Subaru find themselves playing Nishino's game, but Eriko loves her cat more. Sayuri is older, Aichan is much younger, and Misono has her own conquests to make. For each of them, an encounter with elusive womaniser Mr Nishino will bring torments, desires and delights.
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 50/19

I finished these three books this week. Kindred was a pick, Mr Nishino a so-so and Sharp Objects a pan for me. All in all not a very memorable reading week.
However, I did finish #ReadingUSA2019!

squirrelbrain Oh, I just posted on your other post that you must‘ve nearly finished! Yay for you! It feels good doesn‘t it?! 😘 1mo
Cinfhen Yay for completing #ReadingUSA2019 💙♥️🇺🇸 (edited) 1mo
ShyBookOwl Kindred! One of my all time faves 1mo
Megabooks Awesome job!! 🇺🇸 1mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen @Megabooks It feels really good! Just posted my overview! 🇺🇸 (edited) 1mo
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

I love Japanese novels and this one seemed perfect but somehow it wasn‘t - for me.

Nishino spends his life looking for love. Ten of his lovers tell about their relationship with him. Through their stories we get to know him. Except I didn‘t. For me the book was a bit too indistinct and detached.

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conny
The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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A sense of warmth from the fleeting romances with Nishino to the cold seat suddenly left empty beside ten narrating women. This is the epitome of “mono no aware”.

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fleeting
The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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Pickpick

Didn't realize I owned 5 of Kawakami's books. I've read 4 and so far I think this is the one I like the most. As for the book itself, it's a bit melancholic, has a very light touch of the surreal, yet there's something lacking in the overall construction. Give it a try if you're into Japanese novels, or quirky, open-ended stories.

Megabooks I have recently decided I like Japanese novels, so thanks! 6mo
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fleeting
The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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Just finished the first part and this is very Banana Yoshimoto. I normally hate it when Japanese novels (especially) are categorized under, or compared to, more known authors (the cover of this actually says Murakami and Ogawa), but I cannot resist anything that resembles Yoshimoto's earlier works. I love her writings' simplicity and quiet. This book came at just the write time.

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BeckyMerilatt
The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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Pickpick

A character described by ten of his lovers. Each perspective skewing and adjusting the reader‘s idea of who Nishino is. This book was strange, intimate, and surprising. I loved it.

BarbaraBB This one looks and sounds great! 7mo
BeckyMerilatt @BarbaraBB I liked it so much. It‘s very funny at times as well. 7mo
BarbaraBB Is your copy really an uncorrected proof?!? 7mo
BeckyMerilatt @BarbaraBB yeah. I work at a bookstore. It‘s just an advanced reader copy (ARC). 7mo
BarbaraBB That is cool I think. I know many people on Litsy read ARCs all the time but I wouldn‘t know how you get them, I think it‘s for the US only? Also, working at a bookstore 😍 7mo
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sisilia
The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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I read two books by Hiromi Kawakami, and was disappointed twice by the awful translation works. This book looks cute, though. Should I just ignore my past experiences? 😆😅 #asuckerforcutebookcovers

erzascarletbookgasm Why are her books always feature a girl floating in the air on the covers? 🤔 9mo
sisilia @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! There‘s a Japanese photographer whose works are called The Floating Girl https://theinspirationgrid.com/the-floating-girl-photos-by-natsumi-hayashiara/ Not sure if it‘s related, but I‘m somehow always attracted to the series 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 9mo
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matthieumcintosh
The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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Beyond excited to start this! Kawakami is climbing up my list of favorite Japanese writers as her books are just so human. All about the quotidian aspects of internal solitude in an extroverted world. She‘s great, please read her! Side note: I think the Murakami comps are surprisingly well founded but all the things that piss me off about Murakami (though I love him) are things that Kawakami does very well.

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