Thursday, August 14, 2008

Snakes and Earrings

An underground world.A murder.An international phenomenon.
Eighteen-year-old Liu runs away from home to live on the streets and answer to no one. She befriends Ama, a boy whose red mohawk, forked tongue, and multiple piercings seduce her, and Shiba, a tattoo artist whose cold eyes give no hint of the secrets he may be harboring. When their reckless behavior breeds dangerous consequences, Liu finds herself forced to choose between good and evil, life and death, love and hate.

I just started to read this novel, will comment on it when finished. Tanabata also read this book a while ago.


Bellezza said...

Madeleine, I've not heard of this book (not a surprise; I'm constantly learning new Japanese works!), but it sounds fascinating. Especially with having teenagers around our house. They are so susceptible to outside forces. I love books which cause us to evaluate good/evil, etc. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

The Holistic Knitter said...

sounds interesting ;0)

The Holistic Knitter said...

Just ordered this from the library - thanks to your review ;0)

Bellezza said...

Now that's what I love about this blog and our "community": helping each other find new books!

Madeleine said...

Than-you Bellezza, sharing each others ideas is so cool and also my idea of what a blog's fonction ought to be.

I became interested in this book when I saw it on Tanabata's blog.

To: The Holistic Knitter,

i hope you like this book, I am not finished, I still have to add my view of this book. I added the synopsis. I am looking forward to reading your view once you read it.

Robin said...

I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds very interesting!