Book Reviews of A Personal Matter

A Personal Matter
A Personal Matter
Author: Kenzaburo Oe
ISBN-13: 9780802150615
ISBN-10: 0802150616
Publication Date: 1/13/1994
Pages: 165
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
It has been a few years since I have read this novel but I remember being impressed with it.
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Winner of Nobel Prize back in the 90's, and it was a good book but I think the prize goes to the author for creating such an unlikeable protagonist. I wanted to pistol-whip this asshole from the minute I made his puling acquaintance on page one. Worth a read just to be agitated. I wonder how much better the book would be if read in Japanese - - I'll never know. This set me on a Japanese literature whirlwind tour, definitely worth reading.