"Elegantly written . . . Nothomb demonstrates a shrewd understanding of the intricate ways Japanese relationships are made and spoiled."--"The New York Times Book Review" "[A] polished little satire."--"The Wall Street Journal" "A scathingly funny novella."--"Newsday "(New York) "Amelie Nothomb adds humor, the ingredient most often missing in other writers from France of her generation, the ingredient most difficult to translate."--"Los Angeles Times" "An utterly charming, humorous tale of East meets West . . . Nothomb is a terrific writer whose writing style is simple, honest, and elegant. Very highly recommended."--"Library Journal" "A sharp, satiric new novel . . . Readers are sure to be won over by her spare, self-deprecating and wise tale."--"Publishers Weekly" "Highly entertaining . . . "Fear and Trembling" (a perfect title) is filled with both droll observations and wry bitch gags."--"Kirkus Reviews" "There can be no doubt about Amelie Nothomb's talent: her imagination, energy, facility, fertility, her edgy use of language all prove that she is a writer of enormous gifts. Her writing is as sharp as a whip, the perfect antidote to sleep-inducing novels. She wakes you up. She shakes you up . . . "Fear and Trembling" will keep readers entertained and on the edge of their seats until the final page."--"Le Figaro" "More than anything this is a beautiful love story--in which Sappho meets the Marquis de Sade."--"Le Nouvel Observateur" ""Fear and Trembling "is Nothomb at her finest. Never has she been so daring or inspired . . . This book is a small miracle. On second thought, no 'small' about it; it is plain and simple a miracle."--"Le Point"
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Fear and Trembling, by Amélie Nothomb, displays an elegant and shrewd understanding of the intricate ways in which Japanese relationships are made and spoiled.
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