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 alas, this was not to be Too long for a novella and too short for an epic piece of Literature, it makes for a captivating read and should be commended for its intense, rhythmic prose and vertiginous narrative. Who knows — maybe they do it differently in Japan. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. She moved to France after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in out of concerns about the radiation danger for her children. Wow, this was nuts!! That’s how our narrator Rin thinks of it, anyway.

Not that it’s bad, absolutely not; much like Ryu Murakami’s brilliant Almost Transparent Blue Murakami wrote the foreword to this book tooit’s a story of young people cut off from all accepted roles in Japanese society and responding by seeking pleasure in self-destruction, but where Murakami’s story echoes on lots of different levels, Kanehara deliberately refuses to delve beneath the surface fittingly for a book about people who change their skin to reflect how empty they feel on the inside.

This is nihilist desperate t This book was free and only pages. Get to Know Us. I love and admire this book! It is also reasonably engrossing read – I picked it up around midnight last night and finished it by 1: Ama, despite his looks, is quite a sensitive man and he really loves Lui.

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She adores Kana and she sees him as her salvation from her unhappy family. There are huge spoilers in this that I cannot mention; let’s just say that a certain impetus for her splitting her tongue is lost.

Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara

The author finds kaneara answers. Apr 28, Ray rated it did not like it Shelves: Her work has been translated hifomi more than a dozen languages worldwide. And after that, she has a dog. Instead, the same patterns repeat all the way down. This is an endless question and there isn’t one answer. The book starts with an auto biographical theme inside the mind of a just married, insecure young woman called Rin.

Enchanted by the snakelike forked tongue of a stranger called Ama, nineteen-year-old Lui takes a walk on another side of life. Aug 01, Tjibbe Wubbels rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s not even crazy-good, it’s just crazy and I can’t get a handle on it at all. The trauma was boring, the hysteria was boring, the endless complaining was boring. It was very short and super readable – good for these dark, dark times.

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Enchanted by the snakelike forked tongue of The Prize-Winning Cult Classic and International Bestseller with Over 1 Million Copies Sold Describing a world as amoral and fascinating as the landscapes of Less Than Zero and Trainspottingthis novel about a young woman living in the violent world of Japan’s underground youth culture is both shocking and strangely beautiful. Jun 21, Darcy rated it did not like it. Kanehara was 19 when she wrote this, a short novella of just 80 pages of three people kwnehara each other down into co-dependancy, alcohol and consensu Lui is 19 and sick of being a good girl all dressed in pink and kawaii.

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Tears stream down my face, but I keep on dancing. I like the way I think these strange things.

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Do they think about the future? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Everyone I know who’s gotten their tongue pierced including myself didn’t think it hurt much at all. University of California Press.

I can only assume that kznehara translation of this story removed enormous amounts of underlying meaning.

While there are some glimpses of Japanese culture, the entire book feels very superficial. Judging from the great amount I couldn’t finish this, and not kanrhara a lack of trying.

English Choose a language for shopping. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She’s a fucking hoot, always talking to her vagina and shit.

What will she do to ensnare her ihtomi lover in a state of dependency? Quotes I liked enough to take a note of include: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this one of those freaky-deaky fake-rape parties? To my knowledge, there is no US version. I was very intrigued and bought the tiny book that is Snakes and Earrings.

Want to Read saving…. She, being a genius, has him change his hair color.

Also, the fact that there’s not one part of the book where Rin is actually behaved and not going psycho. But at least her works will live on until the Japanese Literary establishment turn against the craze for hiomi nihilism and we have to rediscover her again in a different era under different circumstances.

And this book alone is amazing work.