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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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Winter wonderland

OK so it was only for a day,
but snow in Tokyo is rare,
and blame it on my childhood
in Canada, but I LOVE snow!

Book #2 - Snakes and Earrings

Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
(translated from the Japanese by David James Karashima)

Winner of the Akutagawa Prize 2003

Rating: 3/5

From the Publisher (Vintage): "A shocking and explicit story of obsessive love and Japanese youth counter-culture." This pretty much sums it up. A disturbing read but a perhaps rare glimpse into the dark side of a subculture of Tokyo youth, a world very foreign to me, of body modification, sex and violence.

Also reviewed at:
Book Haven
booklit

Book #1 - Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

I've only managed to finish 2 books so far this year, and this is why! At 1020 pages, it took some doing!

Rating: 4/5

I'm glad I finally read this American classic. The characters were well-written and vivid, especially the memorable Scarlett. I'm not usually a fan of Civil War stories, but I enjoyed the Southern perspective. Much more than just a love story!!
Bad Bit: several typos and those always drive me crazy!

Quote that made me laugh: "Added to it was the usual masculine disillusionment in discovering that a woman has a brain."

Something new

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