Japanese books and literature: Natuo Kirino, Real World
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JS Reading * Natsuo Kirino

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It wasn’t so much that I was afraid of the place itself, but I was afraid of the creatures who masqueraded as people.

I am about to start my third fourth Kirino’s novel, Rain on my face, and I tough it could be a good time for a brief intro to this work, “Real World”. I have to say that, compared to the previous I read (“Out”) this was a much softer reading; four highschool students, friends together, are involved in the terrible murder committed by their teenage neighbor, who killed his mother and ran away. The book develops between the different encounters among the five young students, and while it misses (in my opinion) the thrilling and deeply unsettling atmosphere of the previous novel, it offers a sharp insight in the younger generation’s secret dream: killing their parents.

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