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the Complete Review
the complete review - fiction

     

The Goddess Chronicle

by
Kirino Natsuo


[an overview of the reviews and critical reactions]


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Title: The Goddess Chronicle
Author: Kirino Natsuo
Genre: Novel
Written: 2008 (Eng. 2013)
Length: 309 pages
Original in: Japanese
Availability: The Goddess Chronicle - US
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Crónicas de una diosa - España
  • Japanese title: 女神記
  • Translated by Rebecca Copeland
  • A volume in The Myths-series

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Why we haven't reviewed it yet:

Only had a library (i.e. limited-time) copy in hand, couldn't work ourselves up to delve into another myth-world for the duration


Chances that we will review it:

Distinctly possible, at some point

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Review Summaries
Source Rating Date Reviewer
The Guardian . 27/2/2013 Tan Twan Eng
Independent on Sunday . 13/1/2013 Robert Epstein


  From the Reviews:
  • "Fans of Kirino's crime novels will find much to savour in The Goddess Chronicle. The structure of her tale recalls her earlier books: a woman is betrayed, more than once. (...) Unlike her earlier novels, Kirino's writing here is abrupt, the translation often resorting to familiar phrases. (...) Kirino's retelling is a taut, disturbing and timeless tale" - Tan Twan Eng, The Guardian

  • "The central narrative is lyrical, with an impelling storyline that demands attention (.....) But at the same time, there is a second strand which seems weighed down by the author's reverence for the source material" - Robert Epstein, Independent on Sunday

Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge (and remind and warn you) that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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Links:

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About the Author:

       Japanese author Kirino Natsuo (桐野夏生; actually: Hashioka Mariko) was born in 1951.

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