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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Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino

Now, flattening your own cat, that would be Grotesque. While the narrator is smart, responsible and plain looking, Yuriko is strikingly beautiful but flighty and irresponsible.

The book revolves around a girl of mixed heritage Yuriko who is beautiful to the point of unnatural, like she should natuo even exist on this earth. How about the mixes and all their monstrous and rapeable glory.

Chang repeatedly talks about the fate of the Chinese being determined by where they were born. What did disappoint me in the end was the last chapter, which seemed a cop-out. U pricu up 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 kombinacijama razlicitih formi. Feb 12, Pages. Kirino grotesqus glimpses of her talent naatsuo a writer in her early stages– she was a child with great deal of curiosity, and also a child who could completely immerse herself in her own unique world of grotesquw.

Jul 22, Frij rated it it was amazing. We learn that in the first two pages of the book, and whenever she meets someone new she studies their face for signs of their character. But the styles of all three are almost uniform with the style of the protagonist.


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

Ordinary people with twisted lives and bleak, grey days and nights. I thought the book was long, drawn out and tedious. I wonder if I’d be killed by Zhang. Why would you read something you “seriously don’t …more The answer to this question is always the same. I could almost feel the desire, eagerness, excitement from those lustful men and the irresistible sexual feelings emerging from the girls all at the same time. Probably not, I do not even know if grotsque of truth can be different.

I found myself wrinkling my nose in distaste, hating some stupid things a person would keep doing, their blindness She makes sure her readers understand that this is the plight of woman, not the essence. Rather than railing against the injustice of how things are grotesqje wreaking a self-destructive revenge, she becomes more venomous and shriveled in spirit with each passing year.

I nearly ran him over the other day, by the way. The modern Japanese has been turned into something way too worn out.

But I didn’t get that in this book. And for a while she reuses the opening idea when other characters are introduced. What has to happen to a woman for her to choose that kind of life? This one has a Chinese migrant; a bit of insight to poverty ridden Chinese lives, migration, the Nagsuo treatment towards Gaijins, etcetra.

‘Grotesque’ cuts too close to the bone

No matter how intelligent a girl may be, no matter her many talents, these attributes are not easily discerned. All three women grotesaue ones studens at a well-known highschool. As I was reading along, I could not help thinking how much more powerful the point would have been if the story had been more compact.


Beautiful Yuriko and her unpopular, unnamed sister exist in different spheres; the hopelessly awkward Kazue Sato floats around among them, trying to fit in.

As time goes on, she becomes crazier and crazier as her rage at the company and the society that betrayed her takes over her life. These are unlikable and, as the title states, “Grotesque” women but the power of the tale is in how they became natsui they are. Is there a truth relative to each point of view?

The main focus seems to on power dynamics.

natsuuo The narrator is worst of all, although she’s not the only one playing games of power. Frankly, I was impressed that the author managed to portray those characters vividly and created such complicated situations in the story plot.

Return to Book Page. Most of the book has this nymphophobic, half Japanese unnamed narrator talking to you, ‘Whenever I meet a man, I catch myself wondering what our child would look like if we were to make a baby. Languages Italiano Edit links.

Even phrases are repeated.