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On Mavar Nendaiki

The cover. Right now, when I google “Mavar Nendaiki” (not マヴァール年代記), I get exactly *two* results. Looks like a task for Bednorz and his Weeablogue. Mavar Nendaiki (The Annals of Mavar) is a historical novel set in a fictional land … Continue reading

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On Genocidal Organ

The cover. The first time I heard about this novel I was like “is it about a dude whose kidney popped out of him and started killing people?”. Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu Kikan) by Itou Keikaku, an award-winning SF writer. It … Continue reading

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On Hai-iro no Diet Coca Cola (Gray Diet Coke)

The cover. Remember Faust? I don’t mean that old, thick, boring brick by Goethe, though. In the late 2000s, a publisher called Del Rey, which was considered the embassador of Koudansha in America (sorta) put out these two volumes consisting … Continue reading

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I read “Otto no Chinpo ga Hairanai”

The cover. Once upon a time while reading Yaraon, I stumbled upon THIS article. “Otto no Chinpo ga Hairanai” (or “My Husband’s Cock Won’t Fit”) by Kodama – a non-fiction book storming the bestselling book charts. Why of course my … Continue reading

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I got through Kueki Ressha

The cover. It’s been a while since I last wrote about any high literature, so it’s time to set all those light novels aside and discuss… Kueki Ressha, a 2010 novel by Nishimura Kenta, an Akutagawa Prize winner – that’s how I … Continue reading

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