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Bedtime Eyes by Amy Yamada. Amy Yamada is one of the most prominent–and controversial–novelists in Japan today. Bedtime Eyes is the first English-la Amy Yamada is one of the most prominent–and controversial–novelists in Japan today. Hardcoverpages. Published May 2nd by St. Martin’s Press first published November To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions vedtime Bedtime Eyesplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Aug 31, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: This might be the worst book I ever read in my life. Mar 09, David rated it it was ok Shelves: Amy’s not winning many friends by page 5: The third story was a bit pointless. The first two were okay if you want to read about a Japanese woman having rough sex with Black guys. African-American characters in Japanese litera Amy’s not winning many friends by page 5: African-American characters in Japanese literature.
Is someone doing a paper on this? View all 4 comments. Dec 12, Clint rated it did not like it Yamaea This was actually 3 novellas, and beetime last one yamasa actually yamqda good, except for its last page or so. But it was nowhere near good enough to save this book from the gutter, because the first 2 are some of the worst things I’ve ever read.
I guess I’m a little biased, but I just can’t stand most feminist porn, because, I don’t know, I guess I’m just simple, but can anyone tell me why self-identified feminists always write such blatantly abusive, masochistic sex scenes?
I actually can’t think of This was actually 3 novellas, and the last one was actually pretty good, except for its last page or so. I actually can’t think of a single sex scene written by a feminist writer that wasn’t violent, and the women in these scenes LOVE it, like, somehow it’s a show of a strong woman to enjoy getting the shit kicked out of you. Here’s a funny part: He gave me a look of utter contempt. I was crying now, desperate for his touch. He spit in my face.
My lip split and blood poured out. He hated me now. But I knew he loved me, too. He continued thrusting, trying to humiliate and defeat me, and I let him do what he wanted. I’d pretended not to recognize his genius and now I was being punished. He could do as he pleased with me. He’d earned the right. I could tell he was feeling the same way now that he had two years earlier when he had fucked me by the piano.
As soon as people had begun to recognize his talent, he had started a new life as that pianist. I wondered what else I could possibly do for him. Perhaps the only thing I was capable of was crying to make him feel superior.
I nearly lost consciousness a number of times, and Leroy was obviously very satisfied with his work. When he had finished I couldn’t speak. My hair was plastered to my forehead with sweat and he brushed it away with his fingers so he could look into my eyes.
The last story was about the trouble a new girlfriend has with her boyfriend’s 11 year old boy, a tragic kid totally a child of parents who hate each other, and it was actually pretty interesting. I get the feeling Amy Yamada really wants to be American, she’s totally obsessed with black Americans and black American culture, music, food, and in the last story, I didn’t even know where it was supposed to be set.
The main woman is Japanese, and the ex-wife of her boyfriend is Japanese, but everyone else in the story, the women and men both, have English names, and the kid asks for 5 dollars to buy a cheeseburger. Anyway, no no no. Amy Yamada ha fatto scandalo in Giappone con questo romanzo. Aug 29, Illa P rated it really liked it.
Feb 08, Veronika KaoruSaionji rated it it was amazing.
There are 3Eimi Yamadas short novel from in this book. The first, Bedtime eyes, is about heroines love for black American soldier nicknamed Spoon, who is sometimes very tender and sometimes very violent toward her.
He is very sexy for her and she loves his body, but she learn very slowly to love him his soul and mind, his behaviour. She manages this at last, but he is deserter from his army base and he is taken into prison for desertion. She is devasted and she swears she will be love him forever. This remind me on ending of Snakes and earrings by Hitomi Kanehara. The third, Jesse, is about the similar thing, but her black lover is only tender and very good man, but he had years-old son Jesse, who hates her and tortures her.
But they learn to live together at last. Eimi Yamada really lived with black American soldier but no deserter: Heroine is beautiful and capricious Japanese “queen” who is loved by many American soldiers which slave to her. One of them, who loved her very much, was Leroy, nice young man who played piano for his and her amusement.
She broke up with him cruelly and he was totaly devasted. He returns into Japan after 2 years as famous pianist who is loved by many women. She falls in mad love yamqda him, but he seeks only revenge on her, cruelly toys with bedtome and tortures her.
Their sex has strong SM taste. She lives still with her another boyfriend, tender D. But he loves her still. And she beginns to like D.
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But she is tender toward him, at first at her life. And she confess her love for Leroy, which is her first love confession for anyone at her life, too. But he wants to leave her and to return to U. She beggs him to kill her in this case, but he tells her that she will be more suffer as abandoned by him than if she would be ammy.
She hits him after that and she accidentaly kills him. She returns to D. It reminds bedime very much on Snakes and earrings by Hitomi Kanehara, but it is more understable version for me.
Heroine is not masochist and Leroy is not sadist by nature, this all is only painful game about revenge of weak dumped lover bedrime managed to become strong and avenge his pain. All in this story is nedtime and whole plot is very good.
Are Japanese people racist? This book received a prize. He had a great success. About what is it? An history of love between a Japanese woman and an American black. For Japanese it is the top of the transgression. A friend spoke to me about their contempt for the inhabitants of Okinawa who have dark skin.
Spoon, the black character has all the stereotypes: For the rest it is level of the Harlequin collection. Jun 23, Marina Vesta rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, I can’t really understand why I enjoyed Amy that much. Such typical contemporary Japanese novels, pretty carnal, pretty trashy, but still There’s something special hamada these stories.
Anyway, this book has a feeling.