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For me, it was just right. Mar 30, Roo7 rated it really liked it Shelves: Yoshimoto’s writing has that strange and beautiful quali Maybe 3.

Books by Banana Yoshimoto. They take in the miracles and move on. Also common is to find the protagonist or someone close to her dating a much older man. Banana YoshimotoRussell F.

Life is as strange as a dream, and also as yoehimoto as one, no matter if a beautiful vision or the worst nightmare.

This amriya was a total pleasure, and I find myself wishing that I could have this book accompany me in life to pick up whenever I want to connect with that supernatural world!

Sadly, this Banana Yoshimoto failed my page test. Every other page I felt like underlining a quote. Therefore, it was perhaps apt that I randomly decided to re-read ‘Amrita’ this week as Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, a departure from the usual novellas or collections of short stories, is especially concerned with reflection and taking stock of your existence.

She has a brother who may or may not be insane. Each day she takes half an hour to write at her computer, and she says, “I tend to feel guilty because I write these stories almost for fun. Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto is one of those books that is a terror to summarize. Unfortunately, though, few of us seem to give them the importance they deserve before something like a loss of memory happens.

Books like this make me feel even more grateful for being able to see and read; books like this are the reason why I chose a profession like mine: Of course I was amused by how random it is. Love the ending as well and all the heartfelt letters. Also, this is more feminine for it is a chick lit. Each character was dealing with life and the lemons – brother learning to deal with his mystic powers, the lover who is learning to deal with the concept of happiness, the friend who pursues her heart against the society, the gifted singer who deals with ghosts.


Dunque, non posso andare oltre le tre stelline. What I like the most in her writing is the simplicity, the way she banqna life as this succession of happenings, related or not to one another, something that does not necessarily makes sense, After more than a year I finally had the opportunity to read another lovely novel from my very favorite author. Many big events do happen in the book, but is also leaves the reader with the feeling that nothing has happened, that this book is simply one big loop through the circular patterns of a life.

It abounds with mystical powers, ghosts, mind reading, and unexplained events.

Tony’s Reading List: 63 – ‘Amrita’ by Banana Yoshimoto

The book I think is best summarized by one of the quotes by the protagonist “The world around us often goes thru changes. It has the magical realism similar to the works of her contemporary, Haruki Murakami minus the references to sex.

As founders and directors Koji Chikatani and Richard Nathan explained in a recent Not good or bad, just different.

For Sakumi, the meaning of life exists in experience, not explanation. Yet as this year’s. What I like the most in her writing is the simplicity, the way she describes life as this succession of happenings, related amriga not to one another, something that does not necessarily makes sense, but that is part of the whole nevertheless.

Some might argue that Yoshimoto’s story is too surreal, too fragmented, “too detailed” as a friend put it.


While this sounds negative and depressing, in fact the opposite is true; Sakumi uses this new knowledge of the temporary nature of life to focus on the positives and especially the here and now; she is able to live for the moment and enjoy life for what it is.

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She writes her name in hiragana. Saying that, it has an odd charm to it – I love the relationship bet Sakumi and her younger brother, which was for me the heart of the story, and I feel like it explores a lot of really interesting themes.

They are not for the casual reader or those looking to be entertained. Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto. People seem to like Banana’s books for her writing style — oddly bxnana, that’s exactly what I dislike about this one [and, now that I think of it, I didn’t much like it yoshimoti Kitcheneither]. The sun was shining brightly through the windows on a beautiful spring morning, the first of many to come.

Banana Yoshimoto’s magical realist rumination on life and death

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I feel a need to defend this book As far as the plot, I’m not sure what to say: And this book was in between surreal and reality. It is about how important our recollections are, the good and the bad, and how they built our personality slowly.

A lot of tragedy besets the particular narrator of this book, Sakumi; before it even begins her father and then sister have passed away and she has had an accident that causes her brain damage.

Jul 06, Sharon rated it really liked it.