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#759 A book called “Letters of twelve people”(written by Hisashi Inoue)

It is a small joy when the book I read was interesting.

I feel lucky when I actually enjoy reading the book recommended by others.
I like reading books because it makes me happy. And when someone recommends a book to me and I actually like it, it makes me even happier.

A book called “Letters of twelve people”

A while ago, my cousin recommended a book called 「十二人の手紙」”Letters of twelve people” (written by Hisashi Inoue) on her blog, so I read it. My cousin reads a lot of books, so she is a connoisseur of books.
The book was set in Showa era. It is a series of short stories composed only of letters addressed to someone by twelve people. The stories are scary, sad, loving and so on. Most of the stories are not so happy, actually they are rather unhappy or related to death, but there are some dark humor and I don’t feel gloomy after reading them. There is always a twist at the end of each story.
And the characters in each story, which have nothing in common, are connected in the final story! I was amazed by the author who can think of such surprising plot.

The message in letter is heavier and more dramatic than that of a smartphone.

Back in the old days when communicating with letters was the norm, it was really time-consuming to write letters and wait for a reply. It takes effort to write so each letter was valuable. I felt each message was heavier than it is now in the smartphone era. It was more dramatic in the letter era.

I highly recommend this book, which my cousin enjoyed and I also enjoyed. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Small joy!!(2022.2.23)

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nako

日々の小さな喜び(Small Joys)を英語と日本語で紹介しています。 1000個のSmall Joysまでブログを続けていきます。
2022-02-23 | Posted in English4 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2022.02.23 20:40

nakoさん、読んでくれたのね!
この本、面白いよね。
手紙ばかりなのに、飽きさせないし。
次々と、井上ひさしがジャブを繰り出してくる感じ。
nakoさんの言う通り、手紙は特別だよね。
文房具屋さんで買ったレターセットで、手紙は書きましたか?
私は、葉書を一枚書いただけです。(^^ゞ

アバター画像 nako | 2022.02.24 12:29

お風呂の中でも読みました。一話の長さがちょうどいいのです。
またお薦め本があったらブログで紹介してください。

手紙はたま〜に書きますが、小説の中の手紙のように長文は書けませんね!
手も頭も疲れちゃう、手紙を書くということは根気がいるものです。

 たま | 2022.02.24 21:39

私も本は好きなんですけど、大人になってからはあまり読んでいなかったので、今年は本を読もうと思っていたんです。この本も今年中に読みたいと思いました(^^)

アバター画像 nako | 2022.02.28 13:36

たまさん、こんにちは
短編小説で読みやすく、各話予想外な着地点となります
個別の話が最後に繋がったりと「予想外の期待」を裏切りません
井上ひさし氏の本を読んだのはこれが初めてだったのですが、違う本も読んでみたくなりました♪

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