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I just finished Nicholas & Alexandra. I loved it. What should I read next?



Penny
so many books, such little time
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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

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I haven't heard of that one. What is it about?
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I checked your profile and last 10 posts and noticed you seemed to like short concise replys. So much for that theory. Anyway, if you haven't experienced modern Japanese fiction, this is a good place to start. Try Amazon (or your favorite site) for reviews.

Other than that, trust me on this one.

SRHCB; getting ready to celebrate 50 years of knowing how to read (all too) soon!
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Only Japanese fiction I have read is Yukio Mishima, which I thought was good, for a gay militant nationalist martial artist, he was a pretty interesting guy.
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RE: Japanese fiction - Yukio Mishima

I haven't read Mishima yet, although I've seen the name mentioned in reviews. Besides Banana Yoshimoto I've read "Almost Transparent Blue" and "Coin Locker Babies" by Ryu Murakami and "South of the Border West of the Sun" & "The Wind Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami. I read these all in the past month and I'm really enjoying it!

My only previous exposure to Japanese Fiction was through short stories in the New Yorker. The books are all a bit "unsettling(?)" and not what you'd call upbeat, but I find them satifying and comforting in an odd way.
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