This book illustrates the large difference in wealth as well as the corruption in India. It relates the story of an Indian boy from a poor rural area that goes up the ladder. The main character appear to be smart and naive at the same time. The author gave him very little knowledge of the world politics. The author choose the book to be the main’s character’s confession of a crime to the prime minister of China, nonetheless. Apart from that, the book is a very good read.
Après deux semaines en Angleterre, me voici de retour. J’ai adoré la ville de Cambridge, son atmosphère studieuse, ses magnifiques collèges et ses parcs.
This is a very easy plane read. The book gets you hooked from the start on the intrigue of a disappeared college student. However, there is nothing to learn from this book.
Ce livre compte l’histoire d’une non-amitié entre une fille invisible, solitaire et l’autre populaire. Comme à la lecture de chaque œuvre d’Amélie Nothomb, je suis surprise par sa capacité à présenter la méchanceté et les bassesses humaines en toute légèreté. Un fois de plus, elle adopte le point de vue de la victimes de ces abus.
It is the story of a schizophrenic teenager that escapes from a mental institution. Lowboy is convinced that his aim is to save the world from global warming. He thinks he can achieve his goal by cooling down his own body through sexual intercourse. It is also the story of a mother and a detective in search of a missing schizophrenic.
I found interesting that the author proposed a view into the thinking machinery of its schizophrenic main character. It makes me wonder how much a non schizophrenic may understand the way of thinking of a schizophrenic. How close to the reality one may be. The relation between the detective and the mother kept my curiosity alive throughout the book. The book raises the question of how would you, reader, react in the face of a schizophrenic? Would you just go by and ignore him? Would you try to establish contact with him? Would you support and help him? Finally, would you be able to diagnose a schizophrenic?
Thanks to a friend, I discovered a place where to buy second-hand books in English and French, in the Tokyo area. The shop is named « Book-off ». It is located in Shirokanedai. There are many shops from this chain in Tokyo. However, till now, I know of only one that has a rather large variety of second-hand books that are not in Japanese.
This is a short book by a famous female Japanese author. Her main character feels secure and finds comfort in kitchens after the death of her grand-mother. It is a story about the loss of loved ones, orphanage, sadness and hope. I enjoyed reading this book because of its touch of hope. However, it is once again a sad story. It seems to be a trait of the Japanese literature I encountered till now.
Finally, I did not see the relation between the last part of the book and the two preceding parts. The last part is a story on its own. It is again about the loss of a loved one and recovery.
Dans ce deuxième tome, l’aventure des apprentis dieux continue. Durant la journée, ils expérimentent sur terre 18. En soirée, ils explorent le mont de l’Olympe, en espérant y trouver des réponses à leurs questions existentielles. Sont ils manipulés? Tout est il écrit? Qu’y a t’il après? Autant de questions communes aux humains et peut-être à d’autres espèces. J’ai bien aimé la chute du livre, que je résumerais comme ceci: Est-il possible un jour d’avoir les réponses à toutes ces questions?