Belgian by nationality, Amelie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. She is the author of eight novels, translated into fourteen languages. "Fear and Trembling" won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre.
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Amazing Dec 12, 2002
How do I review this book without sounding shallow? This book combines depth, humor and a lot of sarcasm and that's,I think, what makes Amelie Nothomb's writings the best read i've had in years ( guess i'm a bit biased since I'm a huge fan of hers). Although this is a sort of a biography of the author's early ages, the way it is narrated makes it highly intriguing in a twisted kind of way. Note that this review is based on the FRENCH version of the book.
Made in japan Dec 2, 2002
This is a very unusual auto-biography telling the story of a little girl from her birth untill she reaches four. The beginning of the book is amazing, you really don't know where the writter is leading you-could this be reality, I mean is this every Human's reality or just a metaphoric approach of the beginning of our lifes...Are we just tubes that need a revelation to exist? This would be the metaphysical part of the book-very exciting not all boring like it may seem- leading to a more "normal" yet very intriging story. A fabulous tale written with an insatiable rythm inviting us into the world of a little Belgian girl born in Japan deeply touched by the grace and the culture of that country and surrounded by European and Japanese cultures in the same house. I never thought a four year-old could have led such an interresting and sometimes so scary life.No violence, no blood only inner-fears we might all have felt one day.This reefers to the French version of the book.Phil-Nicole's husband.