Autofiction has ratings and 79 reviews. Edward said: Have you ever read a book and liked it but not known exactly why you like it? That’s kinda where. Snakes and Earrings (Originally published in Japan as Hebi ni Piasu). May 19, by Hitomi Kanehara and David Karashima. Autofiction [Hitomi Kanehara, David James Karashima] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rin is twenty-two, with a troubled adolescence.

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Kanehara shows us the life of a disturbed person and allows us to see some of the factors contributing to that illness.

Well this story will rivet you and involve you so effectively, that even after you’re done reading, you will still be so overwhelmed by your sympathetic feelings for the characters, and you will not soon forget. She is sad about this and she goes anorexic, because anorexia is so awesomely cool and edgy, I suspect. I thought of how I had no real possessions, no emotional ties, no hatred.

Then Shin disappears to the bathroom while he thinks Hitomii is sleeping and she starts to imagine that he has gone to seduce the flight attendant.

From Wikipedia, the kaneharx encyclopedia. In my opinion, one word can sum up this story neatly and nicely: Feb 24, denise rated it really liked it. Unlike Kanehara’s ground-breaking, brilliant, blood-curling debut Snakes and Earrings which was magnificent in its darkness, Autofiction just reads like a failed experiment in non-linear storytelling.


I’ll break down that door of yours with an axe and make my own version of The Shining.

This reminds me of a book I’ve read when I was twelve. And how could I even begin to guess? Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara is an interesting read. Internet URLs are the best. Published February 7th by Vintage first published July 5th At just over small pages, the only justification is that one could read this in a single sitting.

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In Miller, Laura; Copeland, Rebecca. They hit it off right away and before too long she moves in with him. Of course, if you are a teenage girl, suffering from a depression of some sort, desiring to bond with another troubled soul then by all means, but for the rest of you there is nothing redeeming contained within the two-hundred-or-so pages and little to be learned from the main character.

Which caused much confusion inside this reader’s head.

It feels like a book written by someone very young. Retrieved January 6, Retrieved June 15, Books by Hitomi Kanehara. I wanted to kaneara recklessly and leave nothing behind but ashes in this dark, dull world.

High to Low Avg. The genre of auto fiction is defined as a fictional autobiography, or an autobiography with fictional elements. People living on the fringe don’t have this need to abide by the rules and are, in a way, much more natural than we are.


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Here we have Kanehara writing a fictional autobiography about a woman who’s writing a fictional autobiography. It felt like a group of unknown characters, ad maybe that’s the point – in order to shine more light onto the themes of the book, rather than getting weighed down with who these people are. Sixteen-year-old An is in the tenth gr … Details. Lui is a frighteningly blank narrator; everything that happens to her, including her lover asking her if he kabehara kill her, is dismissed with “that’s OK.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Lui is an extreme character.

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Or would someone survive no matter how many they swallowed? Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. If you want a protagonist who’s so emotionally damaged, this book’s definitely for you.

Well at least I hope that, or must have been a fallow year for Japanese fiction for this to win anything.