Book Reviews of Audrey Hepburn's Neck

Audrey Hepburn's Neck
Audrey Hepburn's Neck
Author: Alan Brown
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ISBN-13: 9780671526726
ISBN-10: 0671526723
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 18
First book I've ever read written from a Japanese perspective. Very interesting. Like the comment made by Toshi's mother that Westerns are lighter skinned because we have more access to milk. We don't often get to hear such wives tales from the other side of the world.
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Subtle novel about growing up.
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If you liked the movie "Lost in Translation," you'll probably like this book. It's a dizzying view of young Japanese and Americans in Tokyo, with a family saga told in alternating chapters.
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The author presents an interesting view of Japanese culture and American influence. There was a lot going on, and I thought the story with Jane was unnecessary. More time could have been spent on Toshi's family, or even on how Toshi felt about what was happening in his life. Toshi remained a blank slate, and I never did understand his motivation for some of his actions. It's a quick easy read, and I didn't find it dull, just not satisfying. I didn't find the writing to be incredibly adept; it was competent for telling the story.