Semi-OT book recommendation
- I'm currently reading a book that echoes many of my own thoughts about Japan
and Japanese culture - which is really bizarre, since I don't really speak
from too much experience and this woman was in the country for a year...
"Too Late for the Festival" by Rhiannon Paine.
It was written in 1999, and a few of the things are marginally out of
date...but by and large, this book is eerily reflective of many of my
thoughts on Japan.It's a pretty funny book, with interestly skewed, but
largely accurate discussions of trying to learn the language and culture. If
you want to get the full being foreign abroad* feel, I'd definitely
* "Foreigners living abroad" is a line from a Monty Python skit. They are
doing interviews with the man-on-the-street and John Cleese suggests a tax
on all foreigners living abroad. Pattie and I used the line frequently in
Tokyo, because we were so clearly foreign.
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