Book Reviews of The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro

The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro
The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro
Author: Alison Fell
ISBN-13: 9780156004688
ISBN-10: 0156004682
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 247
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Lyrical, sensuous, and seamlessly written, we get a look at the life of young Onogoro and her unusual life as a poet and concubine.

Magic!
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Interesting story, but a little slow to get started!
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Interesting tale of love and poetry in ancient Japan based on a legend.
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In this novel, apparently based on the classic Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, and edited by a Scottish poet and novelist. Lady Onogoro is a poet and mistress of an imaginary general Motosuke in 11th-century Japan. To assist her performance in bed, Lady Onogoro, who has been having trouble achieving orgasm, hides the blind stable boy, Oyu, behind a screen at the head of her bed. He arouses her by whispering erotic stories in her ear while the general has sex with her. Complications arise and Lady Onogoro gains some insight on her own situation. Cleverly and humorously written, this novel portrays court life in Kyoto from a woman's point of view. The erotic stories are fanciful and entertaining