- member since March 13, 2010
Yuko H’s last login was Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
Thanks for the invitation. As I've mentioned in my profile, I used to read a lot of Japanese literature, though there are only a couple of books on the shelf here. I was interested in your list, because (I imagine) they are written and published in the United States, and so I ahven't heard of some of them. I particularly enjoyed, before living in Japan for a few years, the earlier generation of Japanese authors (read in translation), such as Tanizaki, Kawabata, Akutagawa and Soseki, as they offered something uniquely 'Easten' with Buddhist undertones. In Britain, Kazuo Ishiguro is well-known and his first two novels, set in Japan, are very interesting.
Well depends a lot on your taste. But if enjoy Fiction, one of the best authors I have read recently would be Khalid Hosseini. Both his books "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" were just amazing (I am desperately waiting for the upcoming book). If you haven't read any of these I would recommend "A Thousand Splendid Suns" first. The book made me cry so many times :( Very real and very enjoyable!
BTW, I like your picture :)