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Read & download 躯 Karada Asa Nonami Ê 2 Read & download Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê Asa Nonami What you wish for echoing in their bones Appropriately each of the five stories in Bødy gets its title from the body parts featured buttocks blood face hair and chi. 253 Even forgot to rate this oneDisappointing overall Too short to the point that you were left feeling that it was rushed The stories needed development in order to be really disturbing Interesting ideas yes However I felt that I was reading the initial manuscript or the beginning of each tale Meh whatever

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Read & download 躯 Karada Asa Nonami Ê 2 Read & download Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê Asa Nonami As indicated by the title Bødy is a collection of horror stories all thematically linked to people's perception of their bodies and the conseuences of vanity and lo. The glass was stuck deep in the palm of his hand Crimson blood spurted out of the gash and dripped down the sparkling jagged glass The beer glass had broken and gouged into Fumiya s palm Coming to his senses Kazuya pulled away breathlessly in shockMy blood My red red blood My Blood So intoxicated was Fumiya by its brilliance and beauty he slowly got to his feet and turned his back on the others The glass seemed to be stuck rather deeply It glittered as the blood continued to drip from the fleshy part of the palm near his pinkie Fumiya I m sorry As soon as Kazuya spoke Fumiya let out an animal cry that he hardly recognized as his own He folded his fingers over the glass into a fist and swung with all his might Blood spattered in every direction A sharp throbbing pain shot straight up to his head as he buried his hand in Kazuya s cheekThe path to high self esteem runs filthy with blood bodies made unrecognizable by surgery and self manipulation and family hurt and forcibly pushed aside Such is the message throughout Asa Nonami s B dy a collection of five thematically linked short narrativesNamed for five aspects of the body Navel Blood Whorl Buttocks and Jaw the stories contained within are case studies in self destruction via the fetishization of the human body This fetishization takes on a number of different forms self obsession anorexia sexual addiction the uest for power and embodying a perceived ideal Navel tells the story of Aiko and her daughters Minako and Chihara To better fit a westernized ideal of beauty Minako pressures her mother into allowing her to have plastic surgery on her navel While gathering information on the procedure Aiko herself is encouraged to do a little lifting tucking and sweeping away of the years beginning with the crow s feet beneath her eyes At first the women are afraid of what Aiko s husband will say about all this and importantly about where Aiko got the money to embark on this surgical journey money she suirreled away for herself without his knowing Fear uickly changes into a desire for recognition for the women to be acknowledged for their transforming beauty or notion thereof As Aiko s husband remains seemingly indifferent andor oblivious to the changes his wife and daughter s are experiencing they push even harder travelling down the surgical rabbit hole until sweeping physical changes have been made In the end however not only does he remain unaware of how they have changed but Aiko and her daughters pursuit of ever increasing youth has seemingly sapped him of what remained of his life Blood the second story in the collection follows Fumiya and Reiko and their strained marriage Fumiya has a fetish for fat knobbly women s knees something his wife Reiko unfortunately does not have To satiate this increasingly demanding sexual urge Fumiya takes risks groping women s knees in public places and on transit When he is caught his wife takes their infant son Mitsuya to her parents They reconcile and for a while Fumiya is able to restrain himself But when Reiko steps on a sewing needle the tiniest blossom of blood ignites in Fumiya a new overwhelming fetish He becomes a serial pricker using a sewing needle to poke and prick women in public places the story never once acknowledging the alarming viral possibilities of sharing a needle amongst so many different women Blood all blood becomes intoxicating for Fumiya a theme mirrored in the troubled relationship he maintains with his mother and brother the enveloped he is by his new fetish and the closer he becomes to Reiko through it the greater the distance established between him and his actual blood relativesThe third story Whorl focuses on Masao and Kikuka Masao still a young man is balding his hair now four identifiable thinning whorls He and Kikuka have been dating for some time and while he thinks he wants to marry her he struggles to commit to her due to the situation on top of his scalp Masao isn t sure does he marry her and accept his inevitable clear cut soil or does he take drastic action in the faint hope of maintaining what little hair remains so that he might again play the field The Viagra parallels are undeniable Buttocks introduces us to Hiroe an elite popular schoolyard bully and the daughter of a very wealthy and prominent OBGYN Hiroe is a big fish in a small pond in her school she is recognized for her looks and her power and influence be it earned or appropriated Upon being accepted to an all girls high school in Tokyo she is uickly cut off from those she thought were her friends but were orbiting planets in need of a star Adding to this the culture shock of Tokyo city life takes a toll on Hiroe s self perception where before she was beautiful enough and not particularly misshapen or known especially well for any one physical trait in Tokyo she is wrong the wrong shape the wrong size She begins starving herself working herself into the mindset of eating so little she ll never have to defecate againIn the collection s final story Jaw we meet the down on his luck Atsushi a young man with a troubled past as the victim of violence and aggression After suffering a lifetime of being a punching bag Atsushi is saved from a beating one night by a mysterious man he assumes is a boxer Lusting after the strength exhibited by the boxer Atsushi joins a local gym and begins training to be a fighter It isn t long before the strength he gains overwhelms his sensibilities and original desire to protect his self He begins lusting after power after dominion over weaker beings turning his back on where he came from in the first place His lack of humility as a fighter is his inevitable downfallWhile all of the stories are warped to varying degrees it s only Navel that exhibits some inkling of magical realism via the apparent premature aging and death of the husband whose life it seems has been mysteriously sapped away by the rest of his family s actions The remaining stories are or less rooted in the real world and it s the minds of each individual character that are twisted into perceiving the world around them differentlyAdditionally the stories included are predominantly from a man s perspective only Navel and Buttocks focus on women Interestingly though in each story it is the men who are the weaker intrinsically and negatively flawed negatively in the sense that their actions for improvement affect others outside of themselves while the women s stories turn inward targeting their own bodies for dissection and piecemeal transformation To boil it down the men s stories are about virility sexuality and power while the women s stories are about appearance fitting a perceived ideal and being desired by others As such the stories illustrate the conseuences of low self control and self esteem and play very strongly into established cultural expectations norms and stereotypesB dy is mostly enjoyable although only Blood that stands apart as something special and uite disgusting in parts The collection feels experimental than sure footed and I m left wishing the overarching theme had a profound impact on the whole Instead B dy feels a little like a marketer s collection a grouping together of several narratives because they sort of maybe fit together and not because they must be together to form for lack of better phrasing a uniue body of work unto themselvesAnd goddamn what a gorgeous cover

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Read & download 躯 Karada Asa Nonami Ê 2 Read & download Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê Asa Nonami W self esteem In the vein of the psychological suspense of the Twilight Zone each story ends with a shock leaving the reader unsettled with the old adage Be careful. 35Some of the stories had anti climactic endings but overall the book gave me a lot to think about The stories revolve around different characters becoming obsessed with a different body part which are also the story titles I liked how Nonami played with the different kinds of obsessions and where they would lead from baldness to aneroxia to plastic surgery The stories had a little bit of a Twilight Zone Be Careful What You Wish For feel to them that became a bit trite at times I came into this thinking it would be body horror it s definitely not that but still thought provoking when it comes to our relationship with our bodies Navel 3Blood 5Whorl 25Buttocks 4Jaw 4

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • 躯 Karada
  • Asa Nonami
  • English
  • 20 March 2020
  • 9781934287378