Feb 05, 08
Read in February, 2008
What a disappointing ending! At first, I was absolutely entralled by the characters and their various relationships. The first 3/4ths of the book are filled with so much texture - it felt like I was running my hands through a fabric store. Most intriguing are the female-female relationships ranging from trust to need to fear. How I hated Kuniko! How I rooted for Masako!
And then, this whole S&M dark and violent erotic stuff comes out, which threw the entire book in downward-spiral away from nuance and substance to blatant sex and desire. I thought Masako was stronger than the Stockholm syndrome! I forced myself to finish and can say that while I did enjoy reading about underground Tokyo - why would anyone waste their time reading about it when they can watch a movie that is effortless and as simple?