Monday, September 14, 2009
Kirino, Narsuo: Real World (10.02.09)
A rather strange novel about four girl students, one of whom lives next door to a weedy student they call 'Worm' who murders his mother, steals the main girl's bike and mobile telephone which then leads him to talk to all of them. One actually goes off with him which results in a tragic end for her. In few words, the author conveys the world of the girls and their respective natures very well though the overall impression is one of some disquiet - possibly this is intended.