English books

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Never Let Me Go

//By Jessie Fast// Title:  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro The Plot: Kathy grows up in a strict, structured school called Hailsham somewhere in the English countryside. Along with her best friend Ruth, their friend Tommy, and others, the children live rather blissfully without much thought to the future besides what their guardians tell them … Continue reading

People Who Eat Darkness

//By Jessie Fast// One of the first stories I remember hearing when I came to Japan was about a gaijin English teacher who had been murdered and put in a soil-filled bathtub in Tokyo, where the police found her body. I don’t know why this story stuck with me over the many months between then … Continue reading

The Handmaid’s Tale

// by Jessie Fast // Title: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Plot: It’s a not-so-distant future in which women are forbidden to read. They are barred from positions of authority, and must assume the roles of Wife (raising children), Aunt (teaching other women to be blind followers), and Handmaid (breeding children for men … Continue reading