In a crowded residential suburb on the outskirts of Tokyo, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer and endless “cram school” sessions meant to ensure entry into good colleges. There’s Toshi, the dependable one; Terauchi, ...more
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Περίεργο πράγμα οι φίλοι. Φαίνεται σαν να ξέρουν τα πάντα για σένα, αλλά δεν ξέρουν καθόλου πως είσαι στ' αλήθεια.
I think Kirino does capture t ...more
Kirino's Real World gives you a closer look at reality than you might have wanted to get. The books explores issues of blatant materialism, consumerism, how contemporary society seems to be fervently buying, selling, consuming and asks what the effect of this is on children. Society has turned ...more
A dark little book about the dangers of disaffected youth.
"Fooling around with guys is thrilling, like walking next to a busy highway. If you fall off the curb, it's all over."
This isn't a mystery novel, if you're looking for one,you know everything from the first chapter.
Four high school girls get mixed up with another high school boy,a matricide who is neighbour to one of them. Sometimes it feels like characters are far fetched and how girls go crazy over some dude who killed his mother is strange, very STRANGE. But, apparently everyone's messe
I was under the impression that her books that have been translated into English (this one plus Out and Grotesque) were the totality of her novels, but reading the book jacket ...more
What happens when four teenage girls, who are allegedly great friends, get caught up in the murder that the teen boy who lives next door to one of the girls commits? Some of those girls choose to get close to the criminal and others fear that any/all evidence might point to them being involved in the crime — even if they had nothing to do with it a ...more
Τέσσερα κορίτσια, η Τόσι, η Κίραριν, η Γιουζάν και η Τερόκι περνούν την καλοκαιρινή σχολική περίοδο ήρεμα. ...more
On one level the central action is the murder ...more
These characters are all messed up in the head.
Real World tells the story of 4 teenage girls who live in a small but crowded suburb in Tokyo. A murder happens and it all just goes downhill from there.
Most of the time, I wasn't sure what I was reading about (still not entirely sure). Sometimes, I didn't get decision-making the characters made or their humor but what I grasped in this book is that it tells about people who hide and pretend or who have a front to show to th ...more
Giun Đất, một nam sinh trung học tự kỷ, khi các phép tắc và khuôn khổ đã vượt ngưỡng chịu đựng, bèn gây ra một vụ sát hại rồi lững thững đi trốn. Nhờ pháp luật không côn ...more
For a book that packs in itself (or atleast touches) a myriad of subjects important to the intellectual audience such as commercialism, existentialism, parent-child relationships, crime and psychology, Real World does not deliver as well as it should. But it is still a good book. Let me explain.
The story revolves around 4 girl friends- Toshi the kind one, Terauchi the smart one, Kirarin the cutesy feminine one and Yuzan the hard to read one. All of their lives change forev ...more
Toshi, Yūzan, Terauchi e Kirarin studiano per prepararsi all'esame di ammissione all'università.
Una mattina il vicino di casa di Toshi uccide sua madre e ruba la bcicletta e il telefonino della ragazza. In seguito tutte le sue amiche riceveranno una telefonata dal Vermiciattolo, soprannome col quale Toshi chiama il suo vicino. E lentamente le quattro si faranno trascinare nel mondo di un assassino, lasciando il proprio come fosse un vestito di cui ci si è stancati.
Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλιαράκι, απ'όσο βλέπω, είναι λιγότερο γνωστό και ποιοτικά κατώτερο από τα Out και Grotesque, οπότε είπα να γνωρίσω την Νατσούο Κιρίνο με αυτό, έτσι ώστε να έχω να διαβάσω στην συνέχεια τα καλά της βιβλία. Μπορώ να πω, πάντως, ότι σε γενικές γραμμές μου άρεσε και πέρασα καλά, αν και βέβαια είχε ορισμένα προβληματάκια.
Τέσσερις έφηβες που ανήκουν στην ίδια παρέα, περνάνε την μηνιαία καλοκαιρινή σχολική διακοπή στο νεφελώδες και καυτό λόγω ζέστης Τόκιο, έχοντας μπρ ...more
Page 59'Most of the kids I know read only manga, but I prefer novels. Novels are closer to real life than manga, it’s like they show you the real world with one layer peeled away, a reality you can’t see otherwise. They’re deep, is wh ...more
Hope this is not how things are in Japan, as all the young characters were abnormal, eccentric at their best. There are a couple more deaths, and lots of ramblings. I never could fully understand the mentality of the ...more
I like Terauchi. I think she's the most sane one out of all though at last it was not a happy ending for her. And Toshi-- I pitied her at the end. It feels like she really has to bear all those 'burden' with Terauchi's last letter.
It was sick ...more
Η ιστορία έχει πολλά αφηγηματικά πρόσωπα. Και οι τέσσερις φίλες καθώς και το «Σκουλήκι», όπως αποκαλούσαν το αγόρι πριν καν σκοτώσει τη μητέρα ...more