9 comments on “Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto | Book Review

  1. Great review. This sounds like the kind of book you’d remember most for how it made you feel, not the story or characters. Hope your next read is more fulfilling!

  2. Interesting… have heard of this author, wasn’t sure whether to read or not. I think for Japanese authors I’m more inclined to read more of Kawakami and Murakami.

  3. I recently tried to download Kitchen, but it wasn’t available as e-book (not in any language I can understand, anyway). So my first Yoshimoto will unfortunately have to wait. Not sure what to make of the ‘gentle fizzling out’ in the end… Great review, you have given me a good idea of what to expect from Yoshimoto.

    • Thank you! I’d say her stories are definitely still worth checking out if you’re curious; it’s just best to expect something gentle and understated rather than hard-hitting.

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