Snakes and Earrings - Hitomi Kanehara




Pros: short read, well translated, lots of character development and plot in such a small book

Cons: kinda gross

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CW: MURDER, BODY MODIFICATION, VIOLENCE

 

I made a TikTok about this earlier today and I summed up my thoughts on it pretty nicely so if you'd rather watch/listen than read, you have that option!


I first read this book back in 2007 or around that time. I connected with the characters back then and used to recommend the book to people so I could show them how wEiRd and EDGY I really was. I wasn't lol, I just liked weird book and clearly, that is still the case.


The story is short, only 120 pages, and you know that I don't like to give too much away with shorter reads so I will just say a few key things. I liked the book, the story is pretty raw and chaotic, its gross in places, lots of body modification and other questionable behaviors. It is a Japanese novella and the translation was done really well, the story had a lot to offer for it being so short. If you read it, let me know so we can discuss!

 





Also, please enjoy my GoodReads review and follow me there if you'd like! This review is a great summary of all the things I plan to discuss at length below.

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