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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I’d advise you to stay far away from this book.

Retrieved from ” https: They know hltomi about its conventions, but they do not abide to Snakes and Earrings is not a book for the tenderhearted; even though it does become tender every now and then.

Considering this won prestigious awards in Japan, I’m assuming the English translator should be shot figuratively speaking.

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The journal Bungei shunjuwhich carried the winning works, is a conservative publication known for its older, hitoji male readership, but it sold out across the country with these youthful works in its pages. She wonders if if one or both of them might kill her; she doesn’t seem to mind the prospect, or seem bothered that one of them asks if he can fuck her corpse after he kills her.

I almost even began thinking that this was the prose of an American high schooler from the New York City suburbs. Why isn’t the world programmed so that it will self-destruct the instant he cheats on me? And considering we’re in the head of an insane person, the bumpity-bump is a fantastically hilarious read. I wonder how many thousands of pubic hairs a human being would have to swallow to die? Do they think about the future? Snakes and Earrings is not a book for the tenderhearted; even though it does become tender every now and then.


When the literary magazine Bungei Shinju featured both novels in earlyit sold more than 1. It is located at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu. I would link this to the fact that she has no respect for her body, but anyone could have these tastes. In Miller, Laura; Copeland, Rebecca. I can’t pin down the exact spot though, as I was mostly skimming by this point. Nothing surprises us or moves us.


Maybe it appeals to the masochist and sadist in every one of us. Let me begin by being frank: But I would make them as dumb as chickens. Heroine in ich-forma is young popular female writer 22 years old in first part of novel who is in the first part of book, too asked to write “autofiction” about her life and she accepts it.

I was very intrigued and bought the tiny book that is Snakes and Earrings. Instead, the same patterns repeat all the way down. This book made me feel like I was in workshop again and reading the first draft of someone’s manuscript.

And kanehaar is not good. He who speak with forked tongue I mean, one of the back was from Marie Claire some stupid magazine and it was like “edgy and sexy and on top of that, well written” or something.

Autofiction by Hitomi Kanehara

Return to Book Page. There is seriously nothing redeemable about this book. I have almost given up on reading on when I was on my tenth page. So consider yourself hitoi I read Snakes and earrings by Hitomi Kanehara and I hated it. When she would be in age of 15 with Shin or guy such type as Shin, she would be in age of 22 happy healthy young woman. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This also caused a few problems with the development and connection to the characters – none were fully introduced, no details were ever truly exchanged about any of them.

It all begins when Lui, a kind of a Barbie girl with as many earrings as one can get, meets Ama, a total freak who has even more piercings on his body than her.

Kanehara Hitomi

Please try again later. Novel, an invented kaehara narrative of considerable length and a certain complexity that deals imaginatively with human experience, usually through a connected sequence of events involving a group of persons in a specific setting.


Her father, Mizuhito Kaneharaa literary professor and translator of children’s literaturecontinued to support her. To me, the characters are wholly unlikeable and so were their relationships. When the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred inKanehara left Tokyo for Okayama out of concerns about the effects of radiation on her children. I was absolutly astonished! There’s less confusing shit coming up. After dropping out of school and living on the streets for some years, Hitomi Kanehara started to write.

So I read on and waited for the good part but her gazillions of meaningless thoughts just occupied the whole damn book and ruined it. She seeems very happy. 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.

It’s not even crazy-good, it’s just crazy and I can’t get a handle on it at all. It may be a Young Adult book but obviously not for our standards since it was published as an adult book in the UK and has so much explicit content I cannot even begin to enumerate it. Prizewinning author Hitomi Kanehara’s sensational novel, Autofiction, follows Rin’s life backwards through time from this moment so that we see her when she is eighteen, sixteen and finally fifteen, and a picture of the dark heart and violent past of this disturbed young woman gradually develops.

After second such lie she breaks his PC before him and than she breaks up with him. Not great, at all. Jun 15, Natalie rated it liked it Shelves: