Snakes & Earrings

by Hitomi Kanehara | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 009948367X Global Overview for this book
Registered by Findabair of St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 12/26/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by Findabair from St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, December 26, 2011

"A shocking and explicit story about obsessive love and Japanese youth counter-culture that sold over a million copies in Japan.

This tale of sex and darkness is narrated by Lui, an alienated young Japanese woman who becomes disastrously involved with two dangerous men. Lui first meets her boyfriend Ama in a bar after finding herself mesmerised by his forked tongue. She immediately moves in with him and begins following him down the path to body modification by having her tongue pierced and planning a beautiful tattoo for her back. Ama's friend Shiba creates this exquisite tattoo and as he works on it Lui begins an illicit and brutal sexual relationship with him. Then, after a violent encounter on the back streets of Tokyo, Ama goes missing and Lui must face up to her choices..."


I can easily see why this is a cult classic - it's one of those almost painful books that stays with you for a long time. Recommended - with caution!

Journal Entry 2 by Findabair at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (12/27/2011 UTC) at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway


On the shelf, sometime during the afternoon.

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