Book Reviews of Lizard

Lizard
Lizard
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
ISBN-13: 9780671532765
ISBN-10: 0671532766
Publication Date: 3/1/1996
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Masterfully told, engaging short stories. Modern men and women in the shadows of cold office buildings in Tokyo discover the spirituality they believed themselves to jaded to ever see.
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Helpful Score: 2
Reads like a prose poem. In the afterword (there's also an additional afterword to the American edition) Banana Yoshimoto writes, "I was interested in exploring time, healing, karma, and fate." But to me, all of the stories are about forgiving and being forgiven.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite short story collections.
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This is a very enjoyable set of 6 short stories. Though all are set in Japan, they've been well-translated and people of any culture can relate to the situations -- relationships, marriage, dating, and other issues of life -- things that were, things that might be, things that might have been, making decisions. Highly recommended.
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Interesting, sad, and unexpected.
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quirky and funny... something that helps pass the time most splendidly with short, blunt descriptions and conversational tone.