Life at the prestigious Q High School for Girls in Tokyo exists on a precise social axis: a world of insiders and outsiders, of haves and have-nots. Beautiful Yuriko. Praise. “Vengefully mesmerizing Kirino turns an unerring eye toward the vicious razors of the adolescent female mind.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Kirino . “Grotesque” is full of schoolgirls in long socks but blanchingly free of cuteness, a combination we might call Uh-Oh Kitty. Natsuo Kirino started.

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Overall, definitely one of the best books I have read and it continues kirinno offer more to think about even after being read. I read Grotesque before Out.

Of course, this choice will lead to their ultimate doom and destruction. Loud and clear, especially when everyone’s their own individual and all want to be on top.

‘Grotesque’ cuts too close to the bone

It seems that the implied author is actually not very introspective, that she is not the best person to write about these characters. Meanwhile, I found myself rooting the narrator on as she spoke the cruel truth about the pitiful hopelessness of Kazue’s meritocratic dreams, but a moment later I wondered if that made me a bu 3. I admired Kirino for inspiring me to feel so much for her characters, even for Yuriko, who is certainly not the ditsy airhead her older sister wants bg to believe she is I also found it hard to believe she was as ghastly as she considered herself in her 30s: Mracnija od Atwood u bilo koje doba dana, ali me podsjeca na nju jer su sve nijanse mraka koje se nalaze unutar korica ispisane predivnim stilom i grotesqhe razlicitih formi.

Readers with a taste for ambiguity and oddball characters will enjoy this twisted novel of suspense from Japanese author Kirino Out. Aug 20, tee rated it liked it Shelves: The narrator describes her special genius as maliciousness. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Can we rely on what she says? Svaki put kad bih se probila kroz litanije najmracnijih ludila i pocela suosjecati s mrakom koju odredeni lik nosi, dogodilo bi se nesto jos gore.


And it is especially improbable that a police deposition will flower into a long, fairly skillful, first-person narrative with speaking characters, whose pace, style, and mannerisms is such a close match for the grotesqque pace, style, and mannerisms. As with “Out”, “Grotesque” gets under the kiribo, and Kirino’s analysis of the female psyche grips kitino reader.

So even a creature as ugly as this can fall in krino What then is the truth? I was engrossed in the skewed, perverted world created by Kirino, and after finishing this book, am thankful for being ordinary without any extra ordinary persona to live up to, for not being a man hater, and for not having set up limits which are almost impossible to achieve.

So it’s a kind of feminist howl of anger, too.

‘Grotesque’ cuts too close to the bone | The Japan Times

The novel is divided into 8 parts: Want to Read saving…. I guess female noir might just be my new favourite genre. Chang repeatedly talks about the fate of the Chinese being determined by where kriino were born. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Or by being born into a supposedly classless society that encourages innocents like her to think that drive and effort alone can take one to the top — and that not being at the top is shameful? At this elite school, which runs its own kindergarten, the pecking order is determined by a complex formula that takes into account family background, personal style, brains and beauty.


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According to Yuriko’s prophecy, at some point a monster-loving man would appear and kill me. Yuriko, the daughter of a Swiss father and a Japanese mother, glides through with byy unearthly beauty. Why would you read something you “seriously don’t care about”? That was just their decision and all I could do was Kirino does a masterful job of showing Kazue’s gradual decline.

From there she becomes a full-time prostitute and next to her fall as her fall as she ages. As a novel, “Grotesque” is fairly poor. None of the characters are sympathetic bt even remotely interesting. Yu Wei fought to bite back a sardonic laugh.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Filed in the reading challengecategory “author not originating from Europe or North America”. She does this in a harrowing tale of three women told by the older sister of a murdered prostitute.

Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino

Japanese published in English on February 1, The narrator is worst of all, although she’s not the only one playing games of power. The girl’s older sister ntasuo the unnamed narrator, and her account of the events is unreliable in comparison to what was written in Yuriko’s diary. May 02, Ova – Excuse My Reading rated it really liked it.