A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Grotesque by Kirino Natsuo. 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. “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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Are there any situations with graphic accounts of sexual assault? The book was published in a different form intranslated four years later, read eight years after that, and I can’t say at all whether the contemporary time has enabled my comprehension or sucked it dry with history too recent to be learned from.

Her explanation for this curious double life? Kirino starts exploring possible answers in one microcosm of Japanese society she calls school Q thought to represent Keioand the coping mechanisms of four female students there.

‘It really is a complete fabrication’

It is a tiresome affair no matter where you look at it. All these digressions about myself really have nothing to do with the topic at hand,” she admits freely, addressing the reader with a consistently creepy familiarity.

To ask other readers questions about Grotesqueplease sign up. A unsettling but mesmerizing novel. The book revolves around a girl of mixed heritage Yuriko who is beautiful to the point of unnatural, like she should not even exist on this earth.

You are never sure who to kurino. This is as far away from a feel-good novel you can get. This is the 5th. There are tons of discussions on the privileges of family status, wealth, language, beauty, and the constant struggle between the “haves and have nots”.

This book peers into the abyss of human conceit.

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I’m not trotesque I liked this book. The curious phenomena that people are unable to see their own actions and character as clearly as other people can. Benjamin Secher reviews Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino.


Traktat je to i o usamljenosti iz koje proizlaze svi ljudski demoni. The narrator is worst of all, although she’s groteswue the only one playing games of power. 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.

To be honest, I know better than to trust a narrative involving sex workers that wasn’t actually written a member of that particular trade. All play different roles and have different driving forces that started them off the path that led to this precarious nattsuo, but is anything holding the disparate pieces together?

Rather than railing against the injustice of how things are and wreaking a self-destructive revenge, she becomes more venomous and shriveled in natsou with kirini passing year. I think that, in the case of women, men are the water. Yuriko, the youngest of the pair, lacks the mental acumen enjoyed by her older sister. As for the background of the story, it was an adaptation of one of the most shocking news in Japan in Murder of Yasuko Watanabe a senior economi I read this book because my teacher recommended it but apparently the why is beyond my comprehension.

What grotedque disappoint me in the end was the last chapter, which seemed a cop-out. Why would a career woman at an elite firm lead such a double life?

And for a while she natsui the opening idea when other characters are introduced. This book may not be the masterpiece “Out” was, but for anyone who has gone to an elite school on scholarship, striven to remain a petite zero, wanted to excel while recognizing how off-the-mark our values of judgment are, or wondered just how much her body could be worth, reading “Grotesque” is just as powerful an experience as naysuo “Out” was.

In this novel, Natsuo Kirino also deals with the lives of women in contemporary Japanese society, here through the lens of a cut-throat competitive educational system, the Q High School for Young Women. If you’re really looking for an insight into Japanese culture, pick this up. My greatest joy in life is trying to improve my scores.

If I were to coin a name for this genre then I daresay this should be called existential oirino. Open Preview See a Problem? Translation seems too non-original.

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This mesmerizing tale of betrayal reveals some sobering truths about Japan’s social hierarchy. In fact, the novel is full of lies and deception as we untangle the events and the lives of the three women.

At heart, a man truly hates a woman who sells her body. Natsuo Kirino is an angry woman, she hates the patriarchal Japanese society,so she writes about what sort of evil Well, there’s too much of self-loathing, jealousy and depression, you’d either want to throw the damn book away or, you know, stay awake till grotesuqe in the morning reading it.

If only an editor had suggested it was unconvincing and encouraged her that an alternative, naatsuo more shocking, would be more in line with the narrator’s character, but that is wishful thinking on my part. The novel is intriguing grotedque, among other things, its window onto a highly competitive society and the roles assigned to women, which they choose to play or to subvert.

His head was small, compact and nicely-shaped. This book shows a different face to mystery, more than the circumstantial kind, it offers something deeper, natwuo.

The main narrator is a woman who is never named. Because the author gives multiple accounts of the major events in the book the reader can judge what the truth is. Would you want to torment yourself with bitter Japanese women ranting?

If anything, things just kept getting more depressing; just when you thought it couldn’t get any more dire, it would, somehow; particularly when it reached Kazue’s accounts.

I still am going to read other books of hers because I still have faith because I love Out so much! No, I don’t know Japanese, so yes I missed all the puns and rhymes and whatever other language play Kirino was sub consciously plying.