Sheridan, WY, United States | Member Since 2009
A writer finds a young Japanese girl's diary sealed in a ziplock bag on the beach in Canada and investigates the events revealed in the diary.
Original, literary and quirky with plot twists that are unpredictable. A thinking woman's story.
The Buddhist nun grandmother. The narrator's depiction of the Buddhist chants is incredible--as is her narration in French, Japanese and English. A wonderful narrator.
Obviously, the young Japanese girl, ripped from her upscale life in Silicon Valley and sent back to a Japan she has never experienced before. Her cruel hazings by Japanese teenagers and her search for a meaning to her life are both ubiquitous in their universality and original in their details.
I loved all of the characters and the fact that the point of view and location is constantly changing. I also love the magical realism that begins to pervade the plot and the way the two plotlines interweave. I keep looking for a new title by this author. I would read anything she has written.
There were no surprises and no cleverness in the writing.
I found her voice irritating
Sorry, but all of them! i have tried to listen to this book, finally resorting to using it to put me to sleep at night...subconciously I've probably listened to most of it, but in reality I've only made it through a few chapters and I just don't want to go on hearing it.
i just don't find any of these characters interesting. Nor am I curious about what is going to happen to them.
I can't imagine who would enjoy this book.
After a number of sessions trying to listen to it, I still couldn't detect a plot. The characters provoked no interest for me and the narrative was rambling and boring. Sorry Saul. I hated your book!
I think the reader was fine, but I found the accent irritating and a bit affected.
This is the only book I've ever been unable to complete listening to on Audible. Perhaps when I'm desperate, I'll try it again and it will click that time. In that case, I'll change my review, but for now, I'd say skip this one.
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