Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

“We had really grown used to a lot of things. We could only beat our way forward, forced to twist bodies and minds to mould ourselves to the many things that confronted us daily, one after another.” 

I finished reading Kenzaburo Oe’s Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids.

It’s a lot like Lord of the Flies but more dark and depressing. Anything Japanese seems to be more than what we always expect something to be.

I just don’t know what to make of it after reading it. I got so lost, I had to look and read up on his life and book reviews.

In the end, I still don’t know what to make of it and I’m not ready to read another book yet. If you have insights about this book, please do send me a message.

🌠 イサベラ