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DOWNLOAD ô CHIANGSHISTORY.ORG ¿ Natsuo KirinoDive into the vastly immersive fictional mythical and fantastical world taken off of an East Asian cultural history coming from the infamous feudal land of the ising sun Japan Whether you are an avid Japanese literature enthusiast or a casually curious eader wanting to know a
brief bit of an important piece of Japanese history especially on how the land is believed to bebit of an important piece of Japanese history especially on how the land is believed to be as well as how it is intermittently eflected and ooted deep in the nation s social consciousness this book can be a good starting point for you Albeit its several minor changes for an obvious eason namely its clear intention to be a much bleaker etelling of the original classic Japanese Creationist Folktale Which Can creationist folktale which can found attributed throughout its entirety Kirino successfully managed to not deviate too far from the original with her own signature take on the story On a side note feminists may also find their niche with this novel for its igorous depiction of a strong female main character deadly set out in her heart wrenching journey and conviction to ule over mankind using her omnipotent powers and exact evenge on men by taking them into the ealm of the dead where she governs everything to her heart s content as a payback for the betrayal which has been imposed on her by a man she loved most endearingly Conclusively out of all the novels she has written I liked this one best I was expecting to love this one a lot than I did Unfortunatly it was a little lack luster Now one of the things about eading translated literature is that I can t necessarily pin down my dislike of the prose to the writing or the translation but it just didn t create any atmosphere for me It is a etelling of a Japanese creation myth that I was only vaguely aware of and I certainly enjoyed learning a little about although I d like to go and ead some original Japanese mythology now instead I love myth etellings and I love the Canongate myth etellings in particular I didn t love this book but nor did I hate it It started off strong with a fascinating world and backdrop it was also trying to do some interesting things with gender oles and enforced cultural oles But like
"I said the delivery was lackluster and I found myself gradually losing interest Oh well what can you do "said the delivery was lackluster and I found myself gradually losing interest Oh well what can you do set up for the main plot is slow at times boring and too epetitive The action once we get to can also be epetitive I kept. From internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical feminist noir about family secrets broken loyalties and the search from truth in a deceitful worldIn a place like no other on a mystical island in the shape of tear drop two sisters are born into a family of oracles Kamikuu is admired far and wide for her otherworldly beauty; small and headstrong Namima learns to live in. ,
Thinking please give the eader some credit though I m willing to speculate that perhaps some of the fault is with the translation The bland prose m willing to speculate that perhaps some of the fault is with the translation The bland prose t fit such an emotional story and the exposition seems as if it was writte Originally posted at And so it came to pass that sisters who had been the best of friends were forced to follow separate paths Separate is not uite the ight word Our paths were distinctly different as if she were to follow the day and I as if she were to follow the day and I night or she the inner oad and I the outer she to traverse the heavens and I the earth That was the law of the island that was our destiny It feels like a bit of a gamble for Natsuo Kirino best known for her crimemystery novels to have written this etelling of the Japanese creation mythYet it also emains true to her female focused narratives with this being a feminist ebellingApparently when Kirino s books especially Out were first published in Japan many criticized her plots and one adio DJ efused to speak to her because in Out a woman murders her husbandAlso later I ealize that The Goddess Chronicle is part of the Canongate myth series and that Kirino was invited by the publisher to write a story based on ancient Japanese mythI didn t know anything about this myth of Izanaki and Izanami before eading the book and you don t eally need to but I guess it would enhance your eading of it Izanaki and Izanami are deities commanded to make the lands of Japan Their first attempt esulted in a deformed island and upon consulting the other deities they learn that it s because Izanami the female had spoken first And when they try procreating again Izanaki speaks first and Izanami gives birth to the many islands of Japan After giving birth to the fire deity Izanami dies Izanaki pursues her to the underworld You can ead hereThe Goddess Chronicle begins with a dual thread of a story of a young woman whose journey has echoes of the goddess life Namima who lives on a tiny emote island where the islanders believe they are uled by ancient gods They sustained our lives the waves and wind the sand and stones We espected the grandeur of nature Our gods did not come to us in any specific form
"But We Held Them In "we held them in hearts and understood them in our own way Her sister Kamikuu is apprenticed to the Oracle on her sixth birthday She lives with her and learns from her And she is to no longer see Namima again Nam. Her sister’s shadow On her sixth birthday Kamikuu is chosen to become the next Oracle serving the ealm of light while Namima is forced to serve the ealm of darkness destined to spend eternity guiding the spirits of the deceased to the underworldAs the sisters serve opposite fates Namima embarks on a journey that takes her from the experience of first love to the aftermath of scalding betrayal. Ima is tasked to carry food to Kamikuu Despite the poverty and scarce esources of the village the food for Kamikuu is bountiful and ich Yet she barely eats it and as is tradition the leftovers are tossed into the seaNamibia is due for a very different life Kamikuu Child of Gods is yang She is the high priestess who ules the ealm of light She esides at the Kyoido on the eastern edge of the island where the sun ises But you are yin You must preside over
"The Realm Of Darkness You "realm of darkness You live here in the Amiido on the western edge where the sun setsThat is she is to care for the dead She is to live with them tend to their decaying bodies and never eturn to her villageBut Namima wants than this dreadful life she is expected to live just because she is second born Things take a very different turn for her when she meets a young man a fellow outcast whose family is shunned because his mother cannot produce a female childWe eventually meet the deities Izanaki and Izanami and gods being gods their story does sound ather silly and petty but they will never change Or will theyIt took me a while to get into this story Sometimes with translations one can never tell is it the translation or is it just how the original story is written uite a bit of over explaining is it just how the original story is written uite a bit of over explaining the narrative a bit clunky But overall I eally enjoyed learning about this Japanese myth and I especially liked the human story unning alongside Although I so wish that there was a better esolution to Namima s story I am a fan of the Canongate Myths series and I am a fan of Natsuo Kirino who has this way of slipping into the heads of her characters so exactly and so seamlessly that it s almost a surprise when you the eader esurface in the eal world and ealize that the people you have been eading about are characters and fictional So to say I was looking forward to eading The Goddess Chronicle would have been an understatement The premise is so fascinating and though I am not very familiar with Japanese mythology I do know that Izanagi and Izanami do exist as mythical Figures And The Novel Closely and the novel closely or perhaps appropriately does attempt to bring to life these godly figuresThe mythology is ich and the potential for a layered complex tale with certain creative licenses taken was there Unfortunately the style and techniue chosen to tell the story wasn t in my opinion one that highlighted the. Caught in an elaborate web of treachery she travels between the land of the living and the Realm of the Dead seeking vengeance and closureAt the heart of this exuisitely dark tale Kirino masterfully eimagines the ancient Japanese creation myth of Izanami and Izanaki A provocative fantastical saga The Goddess Chronicle tells a sumptuous story of sex murder gods and goddesses and bittersweet eveng.