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R mystische Kräfte besitzt eine noch junge Mutter deren Freundin und Ryuichiro den Geliebten Mayus der einen Roman schreibt mit offenkundigen Parallelen zu ihrer GeschichteSakumi Yoshio und Ryuichiro begeben sich auf eine Reise durch Kummer und Leid verloren geglaubte und wiedergef. An exuisite book about the ebb and flow of a young Japanese woman s lifeAlthough I generally don t like magical realismI still enjoyed this bookThe title Amrita means immortalitySakumi is a young woman whose sisteran actress commits suicide in scandalousmysterious circumstancesShe herself has had a head injury which results in the loss of her childhood memoriesShe is visited by ghosts and receives telepathic messagesHer brother who has mystical powerspredicts an air crash and the appearance of a UFO over TokyoHer fiance is on a sorrow filled journey of his own through grief and redemptionThere is a final confrontation with the spirits of the dead on a remote Pacific islandBut as the author saysregardless of all the amazing things that happen to usthere will always be the never ending cycle of daily lifeIt doesn t sound like my kind of book at allBut Banana Yoshimoto keeps it very readableMore than the magical realism partwhat kept me far interested were the prosaic details of daily life

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Undene Erinnerungen verbotene Liebe der Erlösung und Genesung und einer Begegnung mit dem Geist der Toten auf einer fernen Insel im PazifikAmrita das Wort stammt aus der Hindu Mythologie und bedeutet Göttertrank Lebenselixier das Unsterblichkeit schenkt ist eine Hommage an das Leb. Maybe 35I find it hard to say how I feel about this book It felt much disjointed and unpolished that Banana Yoshimoto s other works it s a lot longer than her others and I wonder if her writing is suited to shorter fiction 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 Yoshimoto s writing has that strange and beautiful uality as always

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Mayu eine gefeierte junge Schauspielerin stirbt unter tragischen Umständen Sie hinterläßt eine ungewöhnliche Wahl Familie die die Trauer um die Verstorbene zusammenhält Sakumi die ältere Schwester durch deren Augen sich die Geschichte entfaltet Yoshio einen jüngeren Bruder de. The main character of this Yoshimoto book is uite similar to all of her novels a young modern Japanese woman who has endured great trauma but manages to keep an open heart to the world despite it 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 Despite the heavy scene that sets up this novel is breezy and fantastical It may be about family and loss but it s also about youth traveling love and magic It abounds with mystical powers ghosts mind reading and unexplained events It s true magical realism in the vein of Salman Rushdie or her modern Japanese peer Haruki Murakami But Amrita is much feminine and warm than either of those authors works Although there are fantastical elements it s still normal life that she is concerned withYoshimoto strong suit is perfectly describing momentseating street food late at night with the narrator s pre teen brother listening to a friend sing at a bar waking up in the morning in a strange room She loves the moments in which you might stop to record in your mind exactly what s around you for a beautiful and brief second A large section of the book is taken up by a vacation to the tropical island of Saipan She perfectly captures the contrast between a slow island culture in which past future and present seem to be the same thing and then the narrator s metropolitan life which seems busy for no reason This is definitely Yoshimoto s most experimental novel That may not be saying much considering how sparse the prose in her other novels is but Amrita jumps in time and place uite often She s purposefully lost the sharp editing of Kitchen The book is uite long and suffers a little from the narrator s constant analyzing of her state of mind Occasionally the thoughts directly contradict themselves so much that it resembles an unedited journal entry I also can t help but feel like the translation is a little clunky in these parts something just isn t coming across I couldn t fault anyone for becoming weary with the writing for that reason but once I accepted the uninterrupted flow I became really comfortable with Sakumi s voice 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 All the characters are so well drawn that they will keep living after this particular window closes That s great fiction


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  1. says:

    How do you rate a bad book if the author herself apologizes for it? Would you be considerate with your rating because of the apology? At least you can say that she has that humility of accepting the fact that what she wrote a trashy bookHonest

  2. says:

    The main character of this Yoshimoto book is uite similar to all of her novels a young modern Japanese woman who has endured great trauma but manages to keep an open heart to the world despite it 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 Despite the heavy scene that sets up this novel is bre

  3. says:

    I feel a need to defend this bookI picked it up during a Japanese authors phase and just couldn't put it down Some might argue that Yoshimoto's story is too surreal too fragmented too detailed as a friend put it For me it was just right Every other page I felt like underlining a uote Every seuential chapter distinctly out of join

  4. says:

    An exuisite book about the ebb and flow of a young Japanese woman's lifeAlthough I generally don't like magical realismI still enjoyed this bookThe title Amrita means immortalitySakumi is a young woman whose sisteran actress commits suicide in scandalousmysterious circumstancesShe herself has had a head injury which results in the loss of her childhood memoriesShe is visited by ghosts and receives telepathic messagesHer brother

  5. says:

    I adore Banana Yoshimoto for the ability to create atmosphere I find myself at ease in She is for me the master of ‘ichi go ichi e’ this elusive Japanese awareness of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment “Amrita” like many ot

  6. says:

    It might be unfair to rate this novel so low when I skipped most of it and will probably toss it away before I could finish it It is not necessa

  7. says:

    In Sanskrit Amrita means immortality And this book was in between surreal and reality I've read few magical realism before but never one like this A fresh kind of vibe Talking about plot as what Yoshimoto said this book is very simple It was about daily life and what's happening around I love how it relates to most of familiar scenes in life people come and go incidents happen loneliness and betrayal friendship and fa

  8. says:

    The thing about Banana Yoshimoto's books is that I feel like I'm being introduced into a real and raw yet dreamy world The main character Sakumi aka Saku chan describes her mixed up family and the death of her younger sister and her own accident with crystal clear and unapologetic simplicityAll the characters have some flaw and we see the flaws but the flaws are so real and we are able to view them as natural part of life not a pr

  9. says:

    Maybe 35I find it hard to say how I feel about this book It felt much disjointed and unpolished that Banana Yoshimoto's other works; it's a lot longer than her others and I wonder if her writing is suited to shorter fiction 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 Yoshimoto

  10. says:

    Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto is one of those books that is a terror to summarize The book I think is best summarized by one of the uotes by the protagonist The world around us often goes thru changes It doesn't me

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