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Hiroko Oyamada

Autor(a) de The Factory

5+ Works 745 Membros 35 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Hiroko Oyamada

The Factory (2010) 340 exemplares
The Hole (2014) 279 exemplares
Weasels in the Attic (2022) 121 exemplares
Ogrod (2021) 4 exemplares

Associated Works

Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 07 (2017) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 06 (2016) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
文学ムック たべるのがおそいvol.7 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
特別ではない一日 (2019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
早稲田文学増刊 女性号 (2017) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
小山田 浩子
Data de nascimento
1983
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Japan
Local de nascimento
Hiroshima, Japan

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Assinalado
kakadoo202 | 2 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
I'd probably have to give this a 2.75, rounding up. I generally like stories told with multiple perspectives but it was very unclear as to which character was speaking for each new section until something specific was mentioned (moss, coworkers, birds, etc). None of the "chapter" breaks label which character we're following and they all read incredibly similar- making this kind of a difficult read for me. Otherwise though, I did like that perspectives started syncing up near the end, allowing you to get multiple interpretations of the characters interacting with each other. Too bad it was only for about 10 pages of the book.

As far as the story goes, I've noticed that I like the almost "surreal" novellas that a lot of Japanese authors seem to have, but this one is a little too abstract for me. Maybe I'm bad at reading between the lines or something, but the ending left me sitting there quite confused- it seemed rushed. I hope to have better luck with another book of hers, The Hole, that I plan to read soon.
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daisysufo | 19 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Very interesting, Kafkan novel. I'm sure I'm missing some cultural context and reference (though that is the case with Kafka sure).
 
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thisisstephenbetts | 19 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
The human experience is universal. Period.
 
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breathstealer | 19 outras críticas | Sep 19, 2023 |

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Obras
5
Also by
6
Membros
745
Popularidade
#34,104
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
35
ISBN
24
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
1

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