It captured a lot of my observations and experience working for a Japanese company in the 1980s with humor and compassion.Published 9 months ago by Mark A. Horn
I read this book in French first and English second, just to make sure I wasn't simply missing some greater, more profound meaning. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michelle Brown
This is a gem of a book: short, easy reading, but full of life lessons. Amelie Nothomb takes us on a journey. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maria
Being written by an European, it surprises me specially, how is, that this girl has such a very deep and human, almost motherly understanding, where most of them become before her... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Maria C. Pedraza
I read Nothomb's first book Hygeine and the Assssin and really enjoyed it. It was witty, at times intentionally off putting but after reading Fear and Trembling I have to wonder if... Read morePublished 14 months ago by lefez
Though a fun read, the author has embellished her story. She talks about stripping and dancing around the office in the nude during an all night work assignment. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ian Box
Amelie is simply fascinating. This novel feels like every word is exactly in the right place. This is a great book to start with when getting to know Nothomb's writing. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stanpec
Your friend is Japanese, your neighbor is Japanese, you think you know Japanese culture, it's not true. Read this book and you'll discover an astonishing world. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Angele B.