2017/03/25

BOOK REVIEW:
SPRING GARDEN BY TOMOKA SHIBASAKI

Title: Spring Garden
Author: Tomoka Shibasaki, Polly Barton (translator)
Published: 2014
Language: English (translated from Japanese)
Pages: 154
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
Set in the suburbs of Tokyo, this is a story about a divorced man and a young woman living in a half-empty building about to be torn down, and their fascination with a pale blue house next door.


Review:
I'm not quite sure what to say about this other than a few brief thoughts.

This book felt sort of pointless to me. I didn't hate it, but I have a hard time finding any sort of meaning in it. The writing is all right, but the whole thing was just sort of... meh. It definitely focuses a lot more on the mood than any sort of plot, which I guess kind of works, but overall, I can't say I feel like I connected to it in any sort of way or really understood it.

For me, this was just an OK read and nothing that will stick with me.

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  1. I agree entirely with you on this book. I gave up on it 35 pages in (which is quite far in such a short book) because it gave me absolutely nothing unfortunately.

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    1. You definitely didn't miss out on anything! xx Alice

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