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I’m a bit older, hopefully a bit wiser and more able to read things into a novel like this one some of which probably weren’t intended. Ero oggettivamente senza parole di fronte a questa uscita infelice O. Like a book you appreciate when you are in a certain state of mind. It felt much more disjointed and unpolished that Banana Yoshimoto’s other works; it’s a lot longer than her others, and I wonder if her writing is more suited to shorter fiction.

Jul 06, Sharon rated it really liked it.

Banana Yoshimoto’s magical realist rumination on life and death | The Japan Times

But what’s even worse than a book written by Dan Brown is a book which is critically acclaimed, hailed as “extraordinarily powerful”, “difficult to forget”, “astonishing”, “endearing”, but which is so yoshimoro bad, you begin to doubt your own ability to recognize good writing. That may not be saying much considering how sparse the prose in her other novels is, but Amrita jumps in time and place quite often.

Occasionally the thoughts directly contradict themselves so much that it resembles an unedited journal bananz. No punchline or twist, nothing too profound, it was just as it is. Fujiwara rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 yoshikoto reason.


As far as the plot, I’m not sure what to say: Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto is one of those books that is a terror to summarize. Want to Read saving…. And I kind of love Saseko although she’s somewhat a bit spooky. People seem to like Banana’s books for her writing style — oddly enough, that’s exactly what I dislike about this amrtia [and, now that I think of it, I didn’t much like it in Kitcheneither].

Banana Yoshimoto’s magical realist rumination on life and death

The loss of memory enables Sakumi to look at the world around her through a new pair of eyes, and although she banzna regain her memory slowly, the lack of detail in her memory forces her to reconsider her relationships with people and places.

Lists with This Book. It is not life itself.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The characters are strong and beautifully weird and seem to appreciate the life with semi-colons. She lost a chunk of her memory.

yoshimito The title, ‘Amrita’, refers to concepts present in the Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist religions and is connected to the refreshment of the human soul from drinking a liquid, like the nectar of the Greek gods, which is vital for living. As a book that has the theme of ‘going with the flow’, it is a very different type of book.

She added that she thought she might not ever write another book as lengthy as this one. Instead, she talks about her writing. There is no judgment, and the characters live together in a fluid dance; when they talk their words slice through the truth and these truths are accepted and bananna. Che patacca di libro! The writing has a smooth haunting feeling that connects with your soul than your brain.


The bajana itself seemed okay [though the end was incredibly cheesy], but nothing to really write home about.

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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 16, Mobyskine rated it liked it. As what Yoshimoto said in foreword, she might not write any lengthy story anymore after this one, amriga I really wish she would still do.

Is this “Banana-maniac” everyone is talking about? As what Yoshimoto amritq in foreword In Sanskrit, Amrita means immortality. Sorry, but your browser needs Yoshimlto to use this site. It is still okay. You need to be in the right mind set to really enjoy her writings. This girl has an odd relationship with her sister’s fiance. If you’re not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: Her popular novels at least the ones that I have read were written in the 90s whe 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.

Would you be more considerate with your rating because of the apology? It was not that bad, honestly. Sister Mayu, a drug- and alcohol-dependent actress, committed suicide and Sakumi, who has lost all her childhood memories as a result of a head injury, somberly drifts through life.