Saturday, March 9, 2013

Book Club: Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

This month my book club is reading, Hikikomori and the Rental Sister. It's about an American man, Thomas, who becomes a shut in after the death of his son, and the Japanese immigrant, Megumi, who is hired by his wife to help him return to the real world. 

This is one of those books that I would never have picked up on my own because of the subject matter. 

It's beautifully written and the pages just fly by. The topic is so unusual, that there is plenty to talk about in any book club. 

I can't say I loved this book though, and it's hard to pinpoint why.  I guess the biggest reason because I felt too sad for all the characters. It's just a sad, sad book. 

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