Reading in October

In October people visiting Japan Kaleidoskop were mostly interested in Japanese Literature. As in the month before the two mostly read book reviews were the same as in the month before.

Men without women by Murakami Haruki  and Thousand Cranes by Kawabata Yasunari.

Two titles of Tanizaki Jun’ichirô  are on the third  and fourth place. Books I personally adore: The Makikoka Sisters followed by Naomi.

And  surprisingly for the first time people were much interested in reading the book review of Hiromi Kawakami’s The Nakano Thrift Store  which is a fun book to read.

I am currently reading Murakami’s 1Q84 and Yukio Mishima’s  Thirst for Love, probably I will finish the last soon and will write a review here.

My readers came mostly from this countries, in this order:

  1. The United States
  2. Phillipines
  3. Japan
  4. Germany
  5. Netherlands
  6. Canada

There were many searches on Japan Kaleidoskop and I am very happy, that you enjoy my blog and that it is useful for many readers.

Surprisingly ‘Dreaming of Kimchee‘ was searched for several times. And first I did not know, what is was. But then I remembered: It is a short story of Banana Yoshimoto in her book Lizard.

My favorite search term of October is ‘Japanese woman holding a lantern‘, which probably was not found, because there is no tag like this. But there is a very lovely picture of Suzuki Harunobu (c. 1725-1770) on this blog. It was on Art on Tuesday on January 7th, 2014.

Thank you for visiting and reading Japan Kaleidoskop. I wish you a happy autumn!


11 thoughts on “Reading in October

  1. I will read Men Without Women, thanks.

    Naomi is a very perceptive portrayal of a man who falls hopelessly in love with a young woman who takes advantage of him in many various ways. It is a masterpiece, in my opinion.

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  2. In the last few days I read Yesterday, Sherazade, and Samsa via the New Yorker website. The first two were especially good, I think. Murakami is a master at creating characters in quirky situations as a vehicle to explore human emotions and relationships. I found myself wanting to read more about the characters at the end of the first two stories….a good, albeit somewhat frustrating sign for me.

    THANKS for introducing me to some good reading! :))


  3. I’m currently reading Murakami’s “Men without women” and I think some of these stories are a little bit different written than the earlier ones.

    …and Kawabata, Banana – I adore them ❤


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