Grotesque is the type of story that crawls under your skin and stays there, affecting, for some indefinite time, your interactions with the world. What effect does unearthly beauty have on those around it? Why do women sell themselves? How does malice manifest? Which version of the story is real, and what is the nature of truth? In this sense, Grotesque reminded me of Rashomon (dir. Akira Kurosawa). Still – murder amidst incest, envy and prostitution – this crime novel is an intriguing character study, in a class of its own.

Book Review

Book Review: Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino

Image

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s