As an American who worked in Japan in the 1980's, I read this book with a special sense of recognition. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004
This book hides a very strong punch behind a soft and vulnerable "heroine" who has been relegated to janotorial work after a series of "mistakes". Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003 by "mani001"
In Nothom's caricature of Japanese corporate life, Belgian national Amelie begins by taking a new job at the import-export division of the Yomimoto Corporation. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2003 by M. T. Guzman
Amelie you may have had to eat crow in Japan, but you've spit out a pearl. I've been meaning to read this book for some time and regret it took me so long. Read morePublished on June 21 2002 by Beres
This charming and compelling novella was a huge hit in France, winning the prestigious Grand Prix de I'Academie Francaise and selling half a million copies, and while it's... Read morePublished on May 3 2002 by A. Ross
I had a shock reading that little book. I read the French version. I saw a lot of time this young autor from Belgium at TV. Read morePublished on March 10 2002 by Jacinthe Grandmont
This is a first-person narrative about a young Belgian woman, raised in Japan and fluent in Japanese, who returns to Japan to work for a large Japanese company. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002 by A reader
Beautifully written and funny. Amélie Nothomb has a wonderful way with words, too bad not more people are able to read it in french. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2001 by Renee