Sunday, February 1, 2009

Challenge Complete!

Bellezza was a wonderful host (thank you!) for this second Japanese literature challenge, and I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first challenge.

My favorites were The Housekeeper and the Professor and Fear and Trembling. Fear and Trembling was not technically Japanese, but it was set in Japan and had a lot to say about Japanese culture. I loved both of these books! I also read two mangas, a Japanese vampire book, and a book by a Nobel laureate. I'm very happy with the books I read, and I continue to be very much interested in both Japanese books and movies. Thanks, Bellezza, and I look forward to the next challenge as well!

Books I read:

  1. X-Kai by Asami Tohjoh
  2. Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
  3. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  4. Thousand Cranes by Kawabata
  5. X-Kai- Vol. 2 by Asami Tohjoh

Of interest:

Japanese movies I watched:


Anonymous said...

Haiku is probably the most famous thing about Japanese literature
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Terri B. said...

A Japanese vampire story -- that sounds intriguing.

I love to watch Japanese movies too! I recently watched:
Last Quarter
The Hidden Blade

Bellezza said...

3M, you read (and watched) a lot of great Japanese works! Thanks for leaving a list of them, so that I can compile a comprehensive selection from reviewers for future challenges. Congratulations on a job well done!