Revenge

Revenge

Yōko Ogawa Stephen Snyder / Jun 01, 2020
Revenge Sinister forces draw together a cast of desperate characters in this eerie and absorbing novel from Yoko Ogawa An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdere
  • Title: Revenge
  • Author: Yōko Ogawa Stephen Snyder
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  • Sinister forces draw together a cast of desperate characters in this eerie and absorbing novel from Yoko Ogawa.An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband Years later, the writer s stepson reflects upon his stepmother and the strange stories she used to tell him Meanwhile, a surgeon s lover vows to kill him if heSinister forces draw together a cast of desperate characters in this eerie and absorbing novel from Yoko Ogawa.An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband Years later, the writer s stepson reflects upon his stepmother and the strange stories she used to tell him Meanwhile, a surgeon s lover vows to kill him if he does not leave his wife Before she can follow through on her crime of passion, though, the surgeon will cross paths with another remarkable woman, a cabaret singer whose heart beats delicately outside of her body But when the surgeon promises to repair her condition, he sparks the jealousy of another man who would like to preserve the heart in a custom tailored bag Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and innocent bystanders their fates converge in a darkly beautiful web that they are each powerless to escape.Macabre, fiendishly clever, and with a touch of the supernatural, Yoko Ogawa s Revenge creates a haunting tapestry of death and the afterlife of the living.
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        Y ko Ogawa was born in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, graduated from Waseda University, and lives in Ashiya Since 1988, she has published than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction Her novel The Professor and his Beloved Equation has been made into a movie In 2006 she co authored An Introduction to the World s Most Elegant Mathematics with Masahiko Fujiwara, a mathematician, as a dialogue on the extraordinary beauty of numbers.A film in French, L Annulaire The Ringfinger , directed by Diane Bertrand, starring Olga Kurylenko and Marc Barb , was released in France in June 2005 and subsequently made the rounds of the international film festivals the film, some of which is filmed in the Hamburg docks, is based in part on Ogawa s Kusuriyubi no hy hon , translated into French as L Annulaire by Rose Marie Makino Fayolle who has translated numerous works by Ogawa, as well as works by Akira Yoshimura and by Ranpo Edogawa, into French.Kenzabur e has said, Y ko Ogawa is able to give expression to the most subtle workings of human psychology in prose that is gentle yet penetrating The subtlety in part lies in the fact that Ogawa s characters often seem not to know why they are doing what they are doing She works by accumulation of detail, a technique that is perhaps successful in her shorter works the slow pace of development in the longer works requires something of a deus ex machina to end them The reader is presented with an acute description of what the protagonists, mostly but not always female, observe and feel and their somewhat alienated self observations, some of which is a reflection of Japanese society and especially women s roles within in it The tone of her works varies, across the works and sometimes within the longer works, from the surreal, through the grotesque and the sometimes grotesquely humorous, to the psychologically ambiguous and even disturbing.

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    1. These tales of death and loss are each narrated by different people Food plays an important role in each story food as solace, food to carry on living And so we have death loss and strawberry shortcake, scallops meuni re, strawberry cake with whipped cream, lots of kiwi fruit, plenty of tomatoes, five fingered carrots, soft serve ice cream cones, hamburger, roasting meat, bacon and omelette, bouillabaisse and rawberry shortcake Some of the stories are slightly macabre, a dash tongue in cheek The [...]


    2. Yoko Ogawa has made a name for herself as a writer who can unsettle her readers with her precise, detailed, impassive prose Two of her previously published books, Hotel Iris A Novel and The Diving Pool Three Novellas, introduce themes of unsettled families, unhealthy relationships between characters and food, and sado masochism Another of her novels, The Housekeeper and the Professor, is a much gentler story, showing Ogawa s range as a writer In Revenge Stories, Ogawa revisits her earlier themes [...]


    3. One of my favorite books this year Every story was dark and had a somber feel to them, all the while, every short story linking perfectly to one another.


    4. It was the title that struck me first of all, that of Revenge Eleven Dark Tales and so on a whim I purchased it I had never heard of Yoko Ogawa before.What an extraordinary selection of eleven short stories and what an imagination the author has.One of my two favourites was Old Mrs J and what a lot she has to hide For a start, the death of her husband is quite a mystery.Imagine a carrot in the shape of a hand Well I kept on thinking about that and wondered what could possibly result from this We [...]


    5. I admire writers who can write such deceptively simple sentences and with no exposition make everything clear that they want to be clear Ogawa, at least with these stories, is one of those writers, yet she doesn t want everything to be clear, another thing I admire I especially loved her subtle, wicked sense of humor, even about herself, or at least about writers.Each story from the first to the last is linked either by a mysterious happening or, in some cases, what seems like the passing of a b [...]


    6. This is a BR Nooooo Not a Buddy Read Did you notice the is It s a Buddy Review With the most awesome Sillyhead and it was her idea too She s pretty great dumb like that We read the book like a month apart but we are posting our reviews together today In a way I am glad we re starting both our booky years in this fashion May there be several such reviews and reads together Here goes the review You know what s so wonderful about being here on GR I mean, I know there are like a million reasons but [...]


    7. If I were rating this against the other Ogawa books I ve read then I d probably go lower with the stars, but as a standalone it is no and no less than meh, fine by me It is just fine, a woo without an exclamation point A straight faced, monotone woo probably accompanied by a lethargic blink and some dried up streamlets of slobber Seriously, it is totally just fine.The thing with Ogawa that I love is the way she renders a scene She s makes these little minimalist snapshots in these muted pastels [...]


    8. This is a fascinating collection that weaves together the lives of broken people unable to cope with lingering memories and pains United by a sense of commonality in the quest of gaining triumph against their personal devils, the stories move hauntingly, enveloped with an off kilter atmosphere, told with a chilling precision often eerie There is even a dreadful sense of self awareness in the collection when one story would be read or alluded to in another Ogawa also manages to playfully insert s [...]


    9. A short collection of intertwined stories Ogawa has a sparse style which creates the first impression of an ordinary banal existence, but she also has this subtle way of making each story grow unsettling Ogawa is not the type of horror author who parades blood and guts, but they have a creeping unknowable mystery about their stories.


    10. Favourite of the year Have you ever read a story and realized that it has the power to completely restructure your thoughts If only I had words to describe Revenge But for the first time in a long, long while, I ve realized I amspeechless This book where do I even start I m buying them for my son Today is his birthday Really Well, I hope it s a happy one How old is he Six He ll always be six He s dead Before I delve into the review, allow me to give a shout out to ViratKaBichraBhai for this amaz [...]


    11. This book was suggested to me by my wonderful local bookshop lady and she certainly pushed me in a direction I don t normally go, namely translated short stories Ogawa starts most of these tales very matter of factly, calm sensory descriptions, leaves fluttering, people reading or going about their daily activities but something always feels slightly eerie and it is hard to put your finger on what Eventually, the weirdness escalates in utterly unpredictable ways The things that happen are odd an [...]


    12. An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband Years later, the writer s stepson reflects upon his stepmother and the strange stories she used to tell him Yoko Ogawa weaves together a collection of short stories to create a haunting tapestry of death.While this is a collection of short stories, Yoko Ogawa has managed to link each story with the last with recurring images and motifs Apparently this is an old tradition from classical Japanese [...]


    13. Seriously I have never in my life felt so off kilter during and after reading a book as I did with this one It is truly a masterpiece of darkness like I ve never seen before You can read my discussion of this bookhere My advice go get a copy now.


    14. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Ogawa never ceases to amaze me with her capacity to tell an interesting story This is a collection of short stories that are linked Each one has a bit of creepy in it The way they link together is genius I can t wait to read of her novels Ogawa is making me curious to check out modern Japanese authors Definitely worth the time and it s a very quick read since it s only 162 pages.


    15. I think the adjective I would use to describe these interlinked short stories is unsettling Dark and odd, with beautifully sparse prose, these stories really got under my skin.


    16. The Beginning On the back cover of the book I found this blurb an extract from Washington Post Review Usually I do not depend much upon the blurbs stated on the covers of the books But after reading this collection of short stories I could not but depend on this blurb which I think captures the sentiments very rightly.Here is the blurb Ogawa writes stories that float free of any specific culture, anchoring themselves instead in the landscape of the mind The phrase Landscape of the mind is very i [...]


    17. This grouping of clever and gracefully written stories, I really enjoyed It was fantastic how the author weaved something from one of the stories into another, it was almost like receiving a King cake at Mardi Gras, and discovering the prize Some were about revenge but others were just deliciously creepy I think these were some of my favorites so far.



    18. 4.5 it deserves a re read since the frail, gentle connections between the stories were overshadowed by the overt, forced ones Simple in prose and calm and succinct in writing stylecculent did you ever notice the pipe in the mouth of the man, forefront, second to the far right, black top hat in Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartr No Look againBut surely you noticed the two lovers dancing, stolen in a moment, rather large negative space between them and others eyes forward Or the women, stretc [...]


    19. Revenge Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa is a collection of delectably disturbing stories I read one or two stories at a time like a wickedly good dessert.The prose is clean and simple The characters in the stories are unremarkable people who have their fair share of disappointments and heartaches in life The eleven stories feature spurned lovers, spouses left in the cold, abandoned or dead children Each story picks up an innocuous detail in a previous story e.g a proprietor of a cake shop heard [...]



    20. Absolutely fantastic A wonderful collection of interconnected short stories, startling brilliant narratives weaved subtly together The writing is smooth and well done throughout, and for a collection full of murder, revenge and dark, unsettling themes, it manages to be surprisingly poignant and moving as well Absolutely worth a read


    21. I m not sure why the English language version of this short story collection was re titled REVENGE None of the stories have anything to do with that which is best served cold The Japanese title is KAMOKU NA SHIGAI, MIDARA NA TOMURAI, which roughly translated means A Quiet Corpse, An Erotic Funeral , which is a much better description of this exquisitely creepy collection of moody and dark, interconnected little stories Yoko Ogawa can do in 11 pages what Stephen King does in 50 make that intermit [...]


    22. I have read earlier reviews, and I already expected loosely linked short stories when I was reading this book But still, with all the mental preparations, I didn t see the beauty of this book.Some of the stories had no plot they were discussing some background stories, than the stories finished one or two stories are decent, view spoiler I like the two nurses story, and the bag maker story hide spoiler , but in average I could not give good rating Maybe 1.3 1.5 star in average, but not 2 star ye [...]



    23. Revenge by Yoko Ogawa is an extraordinary book It is a compilation of eleven different tales, all subtly connected and poison to the core The tales reverberate from the gothic to the horrific and some times are pastoral and at other times scream frantically.There are a few stories that are connected by a chicken A chicken may have its feet cut off or its chicken like feet all shaped liked carrots Another story is about a surgeon who has a patient with a heart growing out of her body The surgeon [...]


    24. Certain of these stories I d give 5 stars, but most of them, 3 or 4 Afternoon at the Bakery is a terrific quietly haunting story but none of the other stories seemed to carry the same quiet intensity Old Mrs J I had loved it s wonderfully strange and memorable when I read it in The New Yorker or Harper s I was sure it was NYer, but the books says it came out in Hrpr s but it s been edited since, it s shorter and to my mind, less wonderful I like how the stories interweave kiwis in one story, tom [...]




    25. Revenge is a collection of 11 short stories that only one word could describe best weird Although each individual piece tells a different story told from the perspective of a different person and can pretty much stand on its own , you d really soon find out that all of these pieces are connected in a way that transforms this little book from a collection of short stories into something that kind of makes up a short novel but not exactly Each next piece in this book tells a story that is somehow [...]


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