The characters were well drawn, the pacing excellent, and the plot extremely clever.
So, i agree that it would not be easy to do a straight-up translation and make it seem like it was originally written in English.
Natsuo Kirino's imagery pulls the reader into becoming a part of every character and setting.
definitely weird. Great plot but hard to remember all the names of the charactersPublished 18 days ago by gramma
Out is a confounding text that requires some serious analysis to come away with anything even resembling an understanding of Masako's final catharsis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suyo
Revenge is sweet, especially if it's gruesome. There's hardly a male character in this riveting tale who doesn't get what he deserves.Published 1 month ago by Dennis Dillow
Out is completely unexpected at every turn, both in the plotting and in the characters. Even though there are several POV male characters, this is fiercely, startlingly a book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Torah Cottrill
Translation is horrible, stylistically dull and often grammatically incorrect, novel itself probably twice as long as it needs to be. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Keith Perry
This one of my favorite novels. It so atmospheric and well written I felt that I was programmed into another reality and could not escape till I finished the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by reader