Am Meer ist es wärmer
Twelve years have passed since Kei’s husband, Rei, disappeared and she was left alone with her three-year-old daughter. Her new relationship with a married manthe antithesis of Reihas brought her life to a numbing stasis, and her relationships with her mother and daughter have spilled into routine, day after day. Kei begins making repeated trips to the seaside town of Ma...more
Mi-a plăcut descrierea acestei cărţi şi, întrucât este scrisă de un autor japonez, m-am decis să o citesc. Pentru cei care au citit/au văzut filmul The curious case of Benjamin Button pot să îi anunţ că această carte include anumite elemente asemănătoare.
Povestea îl are în prim plan pe Taura, un bărbat îm vârsta de 48 de ani, care, în urma unui accident ajunge la spital. Elementele fantastice se fac prezente încă de la început, Taura trezindu-se ca dintr-un vis cu o premoniţie de zi...more
This is the first novel that I have read by Hiromi Kawakami and I’m not sure that I’m in any hurry to read another one. Kawakami can certainly turn a phrase and draw the reader into the world that her characters inhabit (in this case modern Tokyo). Our heroine, Kei, is a single mother whose husband disappeared 7 or 8 years ago, leaving a 3-year-old daughter and no explanation. Kei’s life is decidedly unsettled since her husband abandoned the family – she whiles away her days in...more
Sotul lui Kei a disparut in urma cu 12 ani, lasand-o pe aceasta singura, cu o multime de intrebari fara raspuns, si cu o fetita de 3 ani, care are mare nevoie de ea si de prezenta ei. Kei isi petrece acesti 12 ani ca mergand prin ceata, numai existenta fiicei sale ajutand-o sa treaca mai usor peste disparitia sotului sau. Nu-si aminteste multe despre disparitia lui Rei, mintea ei blocand cumva acele amintiri. Ii lipseste fiinta lui, si continua sa se int...more
I could tell from the beginning that this book was good, I mean really good. I read it in one sitting, at the library! Without describing too much of the plot or the author, I'd like to say that her writing feels similar to Banana Yoshimoto and Har...more
Kei travels to a seaside town called Manazuru from Tokyo, and is followed by ghosts. They lead her to discovering places t...more
This book definitely won't be for everyone. It has a very unique writing style and a meandering (at times almost non-existent) plot, due to the importance of memory as a theme. But it also pleasantly atmospheric (and I'm not much of a fan of "ghost" stories, so this book had that going against it for me), and when that writing style finally *clicks* the prose is really quite moving. I found that it picked up a bit more from the halfway point to the end, b...more
The book is a typical Japanese 'ghost story', not creepy but melancholic. It is very reminiscent of Strangers (Taichi Yamada), Be with you (Takuji Ichikawa) and of course Murakami (disapearing spouse!). Because of the trips to the coas...more
She goes to Manazura trying to find something??? It is there that she has surreal moments. I didn't rate it highly because it tends to be drawn out.
The trips to Manazuru are such trips...difficult sometimes to understand what is going on Kei's mind.
You feel Kei's pain throughout the book till the brighter end.
She copes but Rei is still there, somewhere...