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Yasutaka Tsutsui

Teoksen Paprika tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Paprika (1993) 297 kappaletta
Salmonella Men on Planet Porno: Stories (1977) — Tekijä — 281 kappaletta
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (1991) 170 kappaletta
Hell (2003) 91 kappaletta
The Maid (1975) 45 kappaletta
Telepathic Wanderers Volume 1 (2005) 37 kappaletta
Estoy desnudo (Spanish Edition) (2009) 21 kappaletta
Telepathic Wanderers Volume 3 (2006) 15 kappaletta
Telepathic Wanderers Volume 4 (2006) 12 kappaletta
文学部唯野教授 (1990) 8 kappaletta
くたばれPTA (新潮文庫) (1986) 5 kappaletta
Bullseye! (2017) 5 kappaletta
旅のラゴス (新潮文庫) (1994) 5 kappaletta
笑うな (新潮文庫) (1980) 5 kappaletta
Konec stříbrného věku (2006) 5 kappaletta
フェミニズム殺人事件 (1993) 4 kappaletta
愛のひだりがわ (2002) 4 kappaletta
ロートレック荘事件 (1990) 4 kappaletta
Ore Ni Kansuru Uwasa (1978) 4 kappaletta
富豪刑事 (新潮文庫) (1983) 4 kappaletta
Le Censeur Des Reves (1998) 4 kappaletta
Watashi no Guranpa (1999) 3 kappaletta
農協月へ行く (1979) 3 kappaletta
俗物図鑑 (新潮文庫) (1976) 2 kappaletta
男たちのかいた絵 (1978) 2 kappaletta
恐怖 (文春文庫) (2004) 2 kappaletta
薬菜飯店 (1988) 2 kappaletta
Nigiyakana Mirai (1972) 2 kappaletta
わかもとの知恵 (2001) 2 kappaletta
心狸学・社怪学 (1975) 2 kappaletta
恐怖 (2001) 2 kappaletta
創作の極意と掟 (2014) 2 kappaletta
ヘル (文春文庫) (2007) 1 kappale
Saigo no denrei (1993) 1 kappale
アルファルファ作戦 (1996) 1 kappale
怖い食卓 (1990) 1 kappale
邪眼鳥 (1997) 1 kappale
やつあたり文化論 (1979) 1 kappale
48億の妄想 (1976) 1 kappale
虚人たち (中公文庫) (1998) 1 kappale
虚航船団 (新潮文庫) (1992) 1 kappale
(1998) 1 kappale
言語姦覚 (中公文庫) (1986) 1 kappale
東海道戦争 (1994) 1 kappale
Paprika T1 (2021) 1 kappale
Portraits of Eight Families (1989) 1 kappale
Jagan chó (邪眼鳥) (1997) 1 kappale
Kutabare Pta 1 kappale
現代語裏辞典 (2010) 1 kappale
Polar King, The 1 kappale
バブリング創世記 (1982) 1 kappale
将軍が目醒めた時 (1976) 1 kappale
玄笑地帯 (1988) 1 kappale
私説博物誌 (1980) 1 kappale
日日不穏 (1991) 1 kappale
馬は土曜に蒼ざめる (1975) 1 kappale
原始人 (1990) 1 kappale
大いなる助走 (2005) 1 kappale
筒井康隆漫画全集 (2004) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Avustaja — 410 kappaletta
The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
Paprika [2006 film] (2006) — Original novel — 118 kappaletta
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
ファニーキャッツ (1990) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
夢見る妖虫たち―妖異繚乱 (1994) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
ことば遊び (1990) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
不思議の扉 時間がいっぱい (角川文庫) (2010) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Tsutsui, Yasutaka
Virallinen nimi
Osaka, Japan
Osaka, Japan
science fiction writer
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1997)
Izumi Kyoka Award (1981)
Kawabata Yasunari Award (1989)
Japan SF Award (1992)



We have a young woman who can read minds who works as a live in maid so that she doesn't have to stay in any single place very long so that no one will guess her secret.

Thus begins our journey with Nanase as she works for and lives with 8 different Japanese families and ventures through their thoughts and discovers all their private truths.

As a lover of Japanese fiction i found this very interesting, and i can imagine that it must have been quite controversial in Japan when published and probably still is.   Tsutsui essentially strips away the public veneer of polite and controlled Japanese people and society and suggests that there's something very different lurking underneath: what are their private thoughts and lives really like, can we really take people at face value?

My first book by Tsutsui and i'm looking forward to reading a few more soon, which are already queued up on my Kindle.
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5t4n5 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 9, 2023 |
There's two short stories in this book and i'll review each of them separately below.

The Girl who Leapt Through Time

A short while ago i read The Maid, which was my first trip into the writing of Yasutaka, and i thoroughly enjoyed it: so much that i decided to collect every book of his i could find and read them in published order.   And so i began with The Girl who Leapt Through Time from 1967.

What doesn't get a mention when approaching this book is that it's a children's book, i would perhaps place it around 11-12 year old level, so that's something to bear in mind if you do decide to read it.

So it's very simple writing and a rather simple story about some children having a bit of a crazy time with time travel and teleportation.   I felt the best thing about this was it's simplicity in it's writing because as an adult you don't have to think about anything and can just breeze along with the story itself, and it's quite a good little story.

So yeah, i'm more than happy to have come back to Yasutaka's earliest book that's so far been translated into English.   Definitely worth a read if you're a fan of his writing, or if you just want a quick and easy read of some temporal sci-fi.

The Stuff that Nightmares Are Made of

This is quite a different story to the previous one.   Once again, it's another children's book, but this time dealing with the theme of repressed trauma manifesting as unexplained fears.

Although it's a book for children, i do feel that there's a few things for most adults to learn here as well, especially parents, whose words and actions can create all kinds of unintended consequences for children.

And that's me done with this book.   The Maid was next in the original publishing time line of Yasutaka's translated books, but i already read that, so next up will be Paprika, which i hope to get around to reading some time soon as i'm really enjoying Yasutaka's writing.
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5t4n5 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 9, 2023 |
The book that came to me right in the moment. Hello, hello, hello! is wonderful. So is the rest.
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vexierspiegel | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 9, 2023 |
Ahhh, the 90’s optimistic view of new virtual technologies. It was nice when we could imagine technology used for the benefit of people but be warned of the dangers of its misuse, which is a contradictory to the Facebook Oculus vision of the present future, which will never be a benefit for human kind but instead targeted advertising, endless amounts of rhythm games and trying to watch a virtual concert or movie with your friends while strangers yell obscenities.
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jpeeler501 | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 12, 2022 |



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