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Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb
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Jan 26, 12

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Read from September 04 to October 05, 2007

This is a novel that tells a story about a young lady that begins her carreer at a prestigious firm in Japan. She is from Belgium; she is white; and she has a lot of problems trying to fit into that japanese culture she has just jumped in.

In the first chapters; I read her story in the office; and how she is messing up everything. There are a lot of problems of honor and respect that she doesn't understand. I don't know why they simply dont fire her; but I guess I'll find out when I read a little bit more.

It seems that she had a contract that ended-up in one year. When the contract was over; she resigned; and then she went back to Belgium and became a successfull writer. At the end; after all those humilliations and suffering; she received a letter from Japan; from her former boss; and it was a congratulating card.

I liked this book; and I recommend reading it; because it is easy to understand; and it's a good excercise to the english not-so-good readers as me.

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