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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
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Jun 17, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: own, japan
Recommended for: Sigmund Freud
Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1

Oh yes, I totally want to read about all the affairs Genji, the "shining" prince, had with dozens of other women. Not to mention most of these women looked like his mother in some way or another. (Freud would be esctatic.) One of these women wasn't even a woman at all, but a small child he pretty much abducted. Of course, this young girl looked like his mother.

The fact that this is the first true psychological novel in the world is interesting, it really is. But just because it is so doesn't mean it's interesting as a story.
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Reading Progress

02/06/2009 page 68
18.48% "I should finish this, because I have an essay on it due Monday."
03/15/2016 marked as: read

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C I couldn't finish it. Once he raped a girl around page 270 I put it down for good. So so boring. I get its the first novel and all but I felt like I was totally wasting my time.

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