Yoshimoto favors short novels that gradually reveal thin, almost translucent layers of her characters’ personalities. Her latest, following in the style of earlier. by Banana Yoshimoto Translated from Japanese by Michael Emmerich Goodbye Tsugumi, called a “witty, perceptive novel” by Elle, is an offbeat story of a. Banana Yoshimoto found fame in when her wildly successful debut novel ” Kitchen” was published. Her unique take on contemporary.
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Oct 22, Nate Yielding rated it it was amazing. I love the way Yoshimoto describes situations you could never articulate yourself. Information Group Read September 1 3 May 16, You are commenting using your Twitter account. De esos cotidianos que no tienen importancia pero que tienen mucho valor.
Bananq I enjoyed this book, but I think the sparse style and very slow moving plot might be off-putting for readers who are looking for fast pace or conflicts to be resolved.
She gave an impression to others because of her defense mechanisms. You may not necessarily grow to like Tsugumi, but it is impossible not to care about the fate of this unlikely heroine, whose wit is as sharp as her tongue.
I’ve given the benefit of the doubt as the process of translation may subtract from the original. Having said that, I’ve read different translations with the two books and the style is definitely different.
More annoying lines–She doesn’t want this night to end, she doesn’t want that night to end; the ocean is so beautiful she could just die, the sky is so gorgeous, blah, blah, blah. Information Group Read September I liked the little mentions of books bringing joy.
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Maybe Tsugumi is right. So layered, many readers will quite understandable dismiss her as an ungrateful bitch that deserves no sympathy. Things untold that hover in the back of your mind, and finishing the book does little to achieve a sense of completeness.
I read the book in one sitting bananq was so impressed with it that I then opened a bottle of Champagne and had a glass. I was thoroughly taken by Maria trying to come to terms with the changes in her life, and Tsugumi ceaselessly going forward without a care in the world. And really, such language just seems like a cop out, a way to avoid better storytelling.
Moments which are akin to the blurred landscape on the other side of the frosted glass window on a misty, rain-drenched morning. It makes me wonder if this isn’t just some coincidence in writing style but perhaps the Japanese people are just like that. In my case, it’s the soft words and wonderful characters that stay with me with every rereading. Ah, I had tsuguumi impression you were underwhelmed by Yoshimoto Banana, but this seems to have been a pleasant surprise in the re-reading.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m just glad it was a short, quick read because I really, really hated it.
A threesome that summer, they truly bond, learning together And we have to carry this weight all alone, through each day that we live. I guess having death waiting in the eaves gives her an excuse to speak as she would.
Open Preview See a Problem? Growing up in a liberal family, she learned the value of independence from a young age. Quando pensavo che prima o poi ce ne saremmo dovute andare, tutte quelle scene, ormai familiari, quelle piccole ysohimoto di tutti i giorni, puntavano dritte al mio cuore avvolte tsuguki una luce sfocata.
More By and About This Author. Yoshimkto a lot of reviews I’ve read on the book after finishing it, I found this piece of work to be quite impressive. Yoshimoto’s elegiac writing would probably automatically receive the rating for average, regardless of anything else. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed Goodbye Tsugumi.
I think it’s one of these novels that either touch you, or doesn’t. So basically, goodbye Tsu-freakin-gumi! The story itself was enjoyable and interesting enough to keep me turning the pages, but it just seemed to fall a little flat towards the end.
GOODBYE TSUGUMI by Banana Yoshimoto , Michael Emmerich | Kirkus Reviews
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. And one baanana, perhaps to one’s utter astonishment, make out the remnants of a past in which one was really, truly content even though the edges of this transitory happiness were rimmed by an aching awareness of its imperfections.
Tsugumi is a frail young woman, born with many ailments and not expected to live a long or healthy life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Un buon libro, ma non memorabile. Sep 16, Charmaine rated it liked it. She was somewhat insular. You know, when you use phrases like that every three or four pages, they lose what little power they had to begin with.
It feels like a warm lazy summer evening, or like a cool, rainy daydream.