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booklover3258
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Pickpick

My review of this book is located on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DTluqXJ0E

Enjoy!

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Lexica10
After The Banquet | Yukio Mishima
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... in the end she would trick eternity itself. This would be the bouquet of roses Kazu would toss to the world ...

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BookishTrish
Audition | Ryu Murakami
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Pickpick

I really liked this book like 20 years ago. The audition Aoyama has set up is horribly sexist and juxtaposes in an interesting way with Asami‘s way of trying to cope with her tragic childhood. Rereading it, I think it burned too slowly; but I found its ‘Everything is sexist and you can‘t win, women‘ subtext more dire, urgent and horrific than before.

BarbaraBB His books are so weird! 4d
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uwak
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went out a lunch date with my partner and picked up a small #bookhaul at a local used book store while he was getting a hair cut. I flippin' love the haikasoru imprint but their books don't show up in the wild too often. also thought I was SOL on 2nd hand discworld books til I saw the wee free men in the YA section.

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sam.a.nam
No Longer Human | Osamu Dazai
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Pickpick

No Longer Human is a complex narrative built on the subtitles of human interaction. Dazai deconstructions the notions of society, love and crime to explore the variation of truth in a rapidly changing world.

This book made me absolutely disgusted with the main character, as Dazai horrifically captures his inevitable downfall; yet by the end, repulsion is fleeting and I‘m left to wonder how much I can ever truly know about another human being.

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sam.a.nam
No Longer Human | Osamu Dazai

Now I have neither happiness nor unhappiness.

Everything passes.

That is the one and only thing that I have thought resembled a truth in the society of human beings where I have dwelled up to now as in a burning hell.

Everything passes.

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sam.a.nam
No Longer Human | Osamu Dazai

The incomprehensibility of society is it incomprehensibility of the individual. The ocean is not society; it is individuals.

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Hidie
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Time for some weird fiction...

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suffisaunce
Panpan

I like for suspense to have some higher purpose ;)

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GatheringBooks
Sputnik Sweetheart | Haruki Murakami
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