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Botchan by Sōseki Natsume
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Feb 16, 2011

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Read from February 16 to March 05, 2011

Hmm. I'm not sure what to say about Botchan. I enjoyed this short novel but the awkward -- almost literal -- translation provided humour where none was intended and often threw down obstacles to the flow of the narrative. It felt like reading a Google translation most of the time but the characters were compelling enough to provide a hook to keep reading and I look forward to sampling more Soseki.

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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather No review? :(

message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather Ahh, there it is. It's always worthwhile to find a good translation. I hope it works out for you next time.

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