Category Archives: Sayaka Murata

Books of the Year 2018

‘Strange, sinister, funny and profound, ‘Convenience Store Woman’ by Sayaka Murata is a compendium of the rules of society and how these might be navigated by someone who, rather than rebelling against those norms, simply doesn’t understand them – a … Continue reading

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‘Convenience Store Woman’ Sayaka Murata

‘Think of me as an animal, a convenience store animal. I can’t betray my instinct’ Keiko has always been a misfit, someone whose logic is out of step with her friends and family. Even as a child her responses to … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

Olivia Laing’s ‘Crudo‘ has been much hyped and praised in the press, so I really had to buy a copy. It’s a short novel (which is always a bonus in my eyes), the only drawback being that the main character … Continue reading

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