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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

Hardboiled; & Hard Luck - Banana Yoshimoto Sad and gloomy just like any other Yoshimoto's books, these two novellas can be finished very quickly. I really enjoyed the first story, Hardboiled, but the second one, Hard Luck, falls a bit short for me. I think the story doesn't flow too well, the same formula is repeated in the endings of each chapter. I keep expecting a twist somewhere in the plot or the relationships of the characters, but it didn't happen. Props for Hardboiled though, it offers a lot of surprises up to the bittersweet end.