Saturday, April 14, 2012

Murasaki Shikibu - The Tale of Genji II

"I hate The Tale of Genji with a passion."

"it gave me headaches from all the words and whatnot. It's like they think i know ALL these stuff."

"If you know me, you know how much I hate the Tale of Genji, mostly because I took a class solely about it."

"Genji is such a douuuche"

"It's nice, but it's just not chick lit! I was expecting some love action, even some shopping and girl-talk. I got a thousand year old diary."

"I hate the Tale of Genji with a fiery passion one usually reserves for puppy kickers and war criminals"

"a slice of Japanese soft porn written around 1000 AD by a woman for a female readership ... The book is written from a female perspective so that Genji's clothes, smell and beauty of movement are described in detail especially when he wears nearly transparent or other inappropriate dress ... Cleverly the author has made Genji a commoner notwithstanding that he is the son of an emperor. This means it was possible for any of the target female audience to imagine that they too could have an affair with him. There is a rivalry between Genji and his best friend To No Chujo, who is almost as beautiful and talented as Genji, and who competes in love and other affairs. For good measure there are also some moments of homo-eroticism thrown in."

"i hate this book only a little less than i hate 'twilight'."

"the first and one of the most grating mary sues ever created."

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