The Goddess Chronicle

The Goddess Chronicle From internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical feminist noir about family secrets broken loyalties and the search from truth in a deceitful world In a place like no oth

  • Title: The Goddess Chronicle
  • Author: Natsuo Kirino Rebecca Copeland
  • ISBN: 9780802121097
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Goddess Chronicle

    From internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical feminist noir about family secrets, broken loyalties, and the search from truth in a deceitful world.In a place like no other, on a mystical island in the shape of tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of oracles Kamikuu is admired far and wide for her otherworldly beauty small and headsFrom internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical feminist noir about family secrets, broken loyalties, and the search from truth in a deceitful world.In a place like no other, on a mystical island in the shape of tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of oracles Kamikuu is admired far and wide for her otherworldly beauty small and headstrong Namima learns to live in her sister s shadow On her sixth birthday, Kamikuu is chosen to become the next Oracle, serving the realm of light, while Namima is forced to serve the realm of darkness destined to spend eternity guiding the spirits of the deceased to the underworld.As the sisters serve opposite fates, Namima embarks on a journey that takes her from the experience of first love to the aftermath of scalding betrayal Caught in an elaborate web of treachery, she travels between the land of the living and the Realm of the Dead, seeking vengeance and closure.At the heart of this exquisitely dark tale, Kirino masterfully reimagines the ancient Japanese creation myth of Izanami and Izanaki A provocative, fantastical saga, The Goddess Chronicle tells a sumptuous story of sex, murder, gods and goddesses, and bittersweet revenge.

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    1. Deniz Balcı

      Natsuo Kirino, Japon korku/gizem edebiyatının en yetkin kalemlerinden bir tanesi. Daha önce Türkçede 'Çıkış' isimli başyapıtını ve 'Grotesk' isimli başka bir romanını okuma fırsatı bulmuştuk. Bir başka önemli eseri olan 'Real World'un yayımlanmasını bekliyor iken, ansızın 'Tanrıça Günlüğü' ile karşılaştık, çok güzel bir sürpriz oldu.Bu eser, Kirino'nun bibliyografyasında farklı bir yerde konumlanıyor. Zira 'Tanrıça Günlüğü' sipariş üzerine yazıl [...]

    2. Sophie

      "A human life means nothing to a god and can be taken away at will. But for you you're human, and that makes you hesitate. Gods and humans are different. My suffering and yours are different.""Then, Izanami-sama, why do you suffer?", I asked, without thinking."Because I am a female god." ~*~*~This book put me under a spell. I loved it so much it hurts, seriously.I ordered it for the English language section of our bookstore (which is slowly but surely overtaken by English translations of Japanes [...]

    3. Tolgonay Dinçer

      Roman Japonya'da kutsallık atfedilmiş bir adanın öyküsü ile başlıyor. Her zaman adalarda yaşanan mistik olayların işleyişini merak etmişimdir o yüzden büyük ilgiyle okundum. İkinci kısımda roman Japon yaratılış mitine bağlanıyor.Bundan sonra cinsiyet ayrımı, cinsellik, intikam üzerine sorgulamalara neden oluyor yazar. Ama bu sorgulamayı yapış tarzı biraz rahatsız edici buldum. Bazı yerlerde olayları gereksiz açıklayıp okuyucuya 'burayı siz atlarsınız ben y [...]

    4. Teresa

      The set-up for the main plot is slow, at times boring and too repetitive. The action, once we get to, can also be repetitive -- I kept thinking: please give the reader some credit -- though I'm willing to speculate that perhaps some of the fault is with the translation. The bland prose doesn't fit such an emotional story and the exposition seems as if it was written for a young audience. While I understand what she was trying to get at with the ending, it seems forced and I'm not sure it makes m [...]

    5. Gorkem Y

      Kadınların kadını İzanami.: Ölüm ve arzuların tanrıçası ve ilk başlarda her şeyi yaratan tanrıça. O kadar zor ki bu kitabı yorumlamak. Kitap 3 yönden anlatılıyor. Birincisi Namima, ikincisi Namima ve İzanami ve sonra İzanaki ( Yaşam Tanrısı). Her iki kadın da bir ihanet doğrultusunda bir şekilde bir araya geliyor.Ve kadınların yaratma gücünü ve istediğinde neler yapabileceğini mitolojik olarak ona hizmet eden bir ölü kadının gözünden anlatıyor. İzanaki, [...]

    6. Nikki

      This is a really good retelling of the story of Izanagi and Izanami, with a dual thread of story where a young woman’s life echoes that of the goddess as she finally goes to serve her. The translation seems to capture the flavour of the original, a sort of tone that seems to be as distinct to Japanese stories as there is one I find distinct in Russian stories. It’s mostly simplistic language, which maintains that fairytale feel.I wasn’t a big fan of the narrative voice, though. Sometimes i [...]

    7. Mizuki

      It's an outstanding retelling of the Japanese Creation Myth of Izanami and Izanaki. The myth of Izanami and Izanaki is a powerful myth, it is related strongly to the most primitive human conditions and emotions: birth, love, betrayal, grief, the death of a beloved wife and mother, the struggle of life and death, a man's helplessness before the fear of death, etc. I like the story of the twin priestesses on the small island and how the twin's story is later being related to the tale of Izanami, o [...]

    8. Fulya İçöz

      Bu kitaba dün başladım bu gece de kitap bitti. Japon mitolojisi konusunda pek bir bilgim yok ancak bu kitap İzanaki ve İzanami adlı dişi ve erkek iki tanrının üzerine kurulu yaradılış mitolojisinin yeniden yazımı. Feminist bir bakış açısından yazılan kitapta, kadın doğurganlığının ne denli büyük bir mucize ve aynı zamanda da büyük bir lanet olduğuna dair bir içgörü var. Hayatın devam ettiriciliği görevini üstlenmiş olan kadın, ölümle de kutsanmış dur [...]

    9. Lou

      more2read/review/the-godde" ‘There is always poison. You can be certain of it. So long as there is a day, there will be night. And where there is a yang, there is a yin. To every front, a back. No white without black. Everything on earth has its opposite, its mate. Should you wonder why, if there were only one there’d be no birth. In the beginning there were two, and those two were attracted to one another and drew together, and from there we have meaning. Or so it is said.’ "What a enjoya [...]

    10. Nafiza

      I am a fan of the Canongate Myths series and I am a fan of Natsuo Kirino who has this way of slipping into the heads of her characters so exactly and so seamlessly that it’s almost a surprise when you, the reader, resurface in the “real” world and realize that the people you have been reading about are characters and fictional. So to say I was looking forward to reading The Goddess Chronicle would have been an understatement. The premise is so fascinating and though I am not very familiar [...]

    11. Sharlene

      Originally posted at reallifereading/2017/05/3“And so it came to pass that sisters who had been the best of friends were forced to follow separate paths. ‘Separate’ is not quite the right word. Our paths were more distinctly different, as if she were to follow the day and I the night; or she the inner road and I the outer, she to traverse the heavens and I the earth. That was the ‘law’ of the island – that was our ‘destiny’.It feels like a bit of a gamble for Natsuo Kirino, best [...]

    12. Mobyskine

      I actually go and read about the Japanese myth of Izanami and Izanaki because of this book. It was interesting to read the re-telling version from the author. Kind of out of the usual Natsuo Kirino, this one is more historical and sort like a fantasy.I love how it goes-- from the start of how Namima telling story about the great land of Yamato, her island and its surroundings, the Oracles and yin/yang of their family root to her destiny and after life.It was sad somehow-- revenge and betrayal, g [...]

    13. David

      Extra star for a homoerotic love-suicide! Good old Japanese literature and its homoerotic love-suicides coming at you from all directions:"'Why don't you kill me and see if that makes a difference?'Yakinahiko was shocked. 'Why would I kill you?''Because something might happen.''Let's die together and see what happens. Death - should we both succeed - would be a happy outcome.''I'm ready. I will gladly give my life for you.'Unashi urged Takinahiko on with such adult assurance it was difficult to [...]

    14. Lorina Stephens

      It's always difficult to review a translated work, because when you come across either brilliance or lack of lustre, it's difficult to assess whether that boon or bane is attributable to the author or the translator.Such is the case with The Goddess Chronicle, by Natsuo Kirino, translated by Rebecca Copeland. The story is a retelling of an original Japanese creation story. I suspect the original work by Kirino is a charged, tight story. Copeland's translation, however, lacks passion, and certain [...]

    15. Fleur (FranklyBooks)

      The reason this book has three stars is that it isn't terrible nor is it anything remarkable. The story was readable yet bland. Brutal yet boring. Odd combinations, I know.The premise was very good, interesting even. Two sisters on opposite sides usually makes for interesting conflict. I think the main reason that the story came off so bland was this lack, the conflict lasted at most two pages and was over as soon as you realised what it was. There was no buildup for this conflict, and when ther [...]

    16. Frij

      kirino çok yetenekli bi rahatsız ama hikayesini mümkün olduğunca derinleştirmesi gereken bi yazar. bana göre yeteneği bu şekilde çalışıyor. tabii bu havada kalan ufak tefek kısımlar metnin görece kısalığının mı yoksa zahmet edip kitabı orijinal dilinden çevirtmeyen doğan kitap'ın mı mahareti bilmek asla mümkün olmayacak. umuyorum ki bir gün yayınevleri okurlarına, müşterilerine biraz saygı duyup 230 sayfalık bir kitabı orijinal dilinden çevirttikten sonra 23 [...]

    17. Melody

      I first came across Natsuo Kirino's novel when I read her most famous crime fiction, Out. It was a very intense read and I was not surprised at all that it received the Grand Prix for Crime Fiction, Japan's top mystery award and was a finalist (in translation) for the 2004 Edgar Award. Her other novels, Grotesque and Real World were published subsequently and they received good reviews too, though Out is still considered her best work due to the thrilling and disturbing plot. It is no doubt a ma [...]

    18. Lina

      Nu har jag läst två böcker av Kirino. OUT, en brutal thriller om några fabriksarbetande kvinnor som genomför och döljer ett styckmord och The Goddess Chronicle, en mörk och feministisk vuxensaga som bygger på japansk mytologi. Älskar båda två. Älskar Kirino.

    19. Andrada

      I wound up reading the Goddess Chronicle by chance when I came across it in a friend’s library. The description on the jacket intrigued me and I decided to borrow it. It’s an interesting journey into the Japanese mythos with the Shinto gods Izanagi and Izanami featuring as two of the main protagonists. You can almost call it a retelling of that legend of old that works as a parallel to Namima’s story of love and betrayal. It feels very much like a fantasy novel most of the time, set in a n [...]

    20. Vivienne

      This novel was a exquisite retelling of the Japanese creation myth with focus upon the tale of Izanami and Izanagi. Despite my interest in world mythology I'm not that familiar with Japanese mythology apart from being aware that there was a female sun goddess, Amaterasu. In the course of this tale I learned that Amaterasu was one of the children of Izanagi, created after his Underworld confrontation with Izanami. One of the many strengths of the Canongate Myths series of presenting world myths p [...]

    21. Teodora

      A mesmerizing journey into the (under)world of a lonely and bitter goddess whose sad story intertwines with that of Namima, a little girl who lives on a strange island where people's lives are governed by strict rules and the ever-lasting fear of disobeying the gods. If you are familiar with the Japanese legends and horror movies, you know that the spirit of a tormented woman hardly ever finds peace. Natsuo Kirino invites the reader to discover the gloomy realms of this torment. She does it with [...]

    22. Loredana M.

      I have to clear my head a bit before writing a full review, but oh my God! What a book!It's been so long since I read a book that made me feel such deep melancholy and sadness for the fate of being a woman. This novel is an allegory, and it should be treated as such, even though it reminded me of the fairy tales that I used to read as a little kid. I will write more about it, but for now, this is all I can come up with. TO BE CONTINUED

    23. Irina dewi

      This book is different from her other work such as Out and Grotesque but this proves that Kirino has great range in her writing. Part fictional and part mythology, The Goddess Chronicle explores the humanity and the emotions of all beings. Mesmerizing.

    24. Chad

      If the official description isn't enough to make you want to read this then I'm not sure what else to say except that it exceeded my expectations. I was not disappointed at all.More than just a retelling of Japan's creation myth, it is a story of mortal people caught up in the conflict between the male creator deity who lives in the light of the overworld bringing forth life and the female deity who gave birth to the world but now dwells in the underworld realm of the dead bringing about the end [...]

    25. Parrish Lantern

      In Japanese mythology, Izanaki (The Male Who Invites) and Izanami (The Female Who Invites) were amongst the original gods who were the creators of Japan and its gods. For many centuries myths like these would have been transmitted orally in Japan, until around 712 A. D. when a written version - the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters), was compiled for the Japanese imperial court. The tales in the Kojiki tell of the creation of the world, the origin of the gods, and the ancestry of the Japanese e [...]

    26. Emma Smith

      This author is just too good. The novel is a retold myth and creates a world of a cruel island people who harvest sea snakes and whose fates collide with a terrible split between two gods. It is an exotic, epic tale which was such a page turner I pretty much finished it in a day. Highly recommended to mystery lovers everywhere.

    27. David Haws

      This is a wonderful book. And it has helped me to understand why people might knowingly accept “defilement,” if it is considered to be their station; but, also, why they might resent defilement if it is not. In America, we have always had an influx of immigrant, willing to accept defilement (cleaning our toilets and plucking our chickens) for a place at the table (not necessarily our table). If immigrants thereby improve their lot, then such immigration is a good thing. If, however, we make [...]

    28. Loredana M.

      Încă de când a apărut la editura Polirom, în 2013, romanul „Cronica zeiţei” (colecţia Biblioteca Polirom, seria ACTUAL, traducere din limba japoneză şi note de Florentina Toma, 256 de pagini) al scriitoarei japoneze Natsuo Kirino a exercitat asupra mea un fel de fascinaţie combinată cu admiraţie şi curiozitate faţă de stilul de scriere şi de povestea inspirată din mitologia japoneză. Iar acum, în urma unei mici excursii la biblioteca locală, am avut ocazia să mă pierd [...]

    29. George

      The Canongate Myth Series has recruited some of my favorite authors, and I have been eagerly waiting to get my hands on this installment from Natsuo Kirino. The myth she has chosen is one of dualities -- the darkness and the light, the pure and the not pure. When Namima is still young, her beloved sister, Kamikuu, is taken to live with her grandmother. Namima doesn't understand why, but the two are forbidden to interact and everyone begins treating Namima very differently. It is in the second ha [...]

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