lördag 16 april 2011

nyinskaffat: Yoko Ogawa

I veckan ramlade två av Yoko Ogawas romaner ner på dörrmattan, The Diving Pool och Hotel Iris. Jag har nyss läst hennes The Housekeeper + The Professor som var en väldigt bra bok och annorlunda från det jag brukar läsa vilket fick mig att bli nyfiken på hennes andra verk.

The Diving Pool:
"A lonely teenaged girl falls in love with her foster-brother as she watches him leap from a high diving board into a pool – an unspoken infatuation that draws out darker possibilities.

A young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, but rather than a story of growth the diary reveals a more sinister tale of greed and repulsion.

Out of nostalgia, a woman visits her old college dormitory on the outskirts of Tokyo. There she finds an isolated world shadowed by decay, haunted by absent students and the disturbing figure of the crippled caretaker."

Hotel Iris:

"In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man from his room, Mari finds herself drawn to the man’s voice, in what will become the first gesture of a long seduction.

Mari begins to visit the mysterious man at his island home, and he initiates her into a dark realm of both pain and pleasure. As Mari’s mother and the police begin to close in on the illicit affair, events move to a dramatic climax"

Jag får lite Haruki Murakami vibbar men förhoppningsvis lyckas de skapa sig egna identiteter och är i liknande stil som the housekeeper + the professor.

1 kommentar:

  1. Jag har precis läst En gåtfull vänskap av Ogawa och tyckte att det var en väldigt fin roman!