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Ot Japanese as his name might indicateTorn between a chance at self discovery that he’s ready to seize and the prejudices of others that he can’t control Sugihara must decide who he wants to be and where he wants to go next Will Sakurai be able to confront her own bias and accompany him on his journey? With the Tournament of Books play in round being National identity I am surprised that this title from the longlist was not chosen Kaneshiro's protagonist in Go is a teenaged Korean boy attending a Japanese high school Despite being born and raised in Japan according to the powers that be he is an alien resident Socially he is an outcast among his Japanese peers each day peppered with discrimination and physical combat Coming of age in a country where there are only two choices assimilation or exclusion Sugihara chooses neither Instead he forges his way breaking through the circle with his own fists and taking that which is outside of it There is so much said here in so few pages I am glad that I found it on the TOB and had the opportunity to spend some time gathered here

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Ave prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai Immersed in their shared love for classical music and foreign movies the two gradually grow closer and closerOne night after being hit by personal tragedy Sugihara reveals to Sakurai that he is n Me at the beginning Racism in Japan? Did you say that correctly? Are you sure?Me at the end Wow there’s a lot to be learnt about the world and who knew YA books could be such eye openers—maybe I’ve been reading the wrong type of YA all my lifeAnyway now that my earlier ignorance has been covered here’s how I’d rate it I’d give the first 50% five stars the next 20% three stars and the final 30% four stars Overall the book was immensely enjoyable — the protagonist was witty and had this style of narration that really captivated me He’s kinda how I’d have liked my inner monologue to sound when I was his age — the right amount of wit two tablespoons of sarcasm and healthy disdain and a pinch of those pesky teenage hormones And the thing is despite all this “coolness” it’s still obvious that he’s young and that he’s not in control of everything the way we tend to believe at that age I should explain Why did my father who was born on the South Korean island of Jeju have North Korean citizenship? And why did he have to change his citizenship to South Korean just to go to Hawaii? It’s a tedious story so I’ll try to keep it short and mix in some humor here and there But don’t hold your breath This book should really have been marketed as a young adult book because while for the first 50% it’s really not noticeable that’s exactly the genre this book should be classified under The thing is I went in prepared; multiple reviews online had warned me that while this book had dry humour that catered to an adult it’s central theme is really YA NA And boy was I glad that I went in prepared because otherwise I might have been pissed off the way uite a few other reviewers were And also this should have really tipped everyone off hmmm? See below First let’s get one thing straight The story that follows is a love story My love story And communism—or democratism pacifism otakuism vegetarianism or any other ism for that matter—has got nothing to do with it Just so you know Full of movie and literature references that I only half caught Go tells the story of a young adult of Korean descent living in Japan and his trials and tribulations with first love Sounds like a cheesy anime? Let’s throw in the fact that racism abounds in Japan towards these Korean desecendants of war prisoners from decades ago aka the Zainichi and it’s not your uintessential drama filled romantic anime is it?I haven’t read the Japanese version but I think this translated one was fantastic Everything about this book was fantastic and it was especially fantastic in the way in which it dealt with serious themes like racism and violence — so wonderful that I wish it really hadn’t had that teen romance thrown in I’d have been ecstatic with Sugihara’s acerbic observations on life reallyAbout the girl who will be his future love interest I once saw a video of this bear cub sniffing curiously at a video camera and then slamming right into it The girl reminded me of that cub A conversation with his friend Kato who happens to be the wittier one “Nah Whoever she is it doesn’t matter”“Yeah you’re right” Kato said looking happy for some reason “This all sounds like a lot of fun like something out of the movies” “So long as it doesn’t turn out to be a mystery or a suspense thriller” The bell chimed the end of lunch period Kato rose from his seat “As an objective viewer I’d prefer seeing a horror or occult film It’d be exciting to see your wiener get lopped off or something” Kato patted me on the shoulder “Best of luck” Bonus I’m going to provide y’all with a sample of Sugihara’s wisdom — you won’t be disappointed “People like you and me have been handicapped our whole lives We’re like twins If people like us are going to get anywhere in this country we can’t just walk in through the front door You get that don’t you? We can lay low in the shadows and make it big and stick it to all the uppity miserable bastards that ever discriminated against us Because we can do that Because we’re meant for greatness” One last uote which makes me ponder about immigration issues “Nationality isn’t much than a lease to an apartment” I said “If you don’t like the apartment any you break the lease and get out” Guess Trump doesn’t see it that way huh?I went insane with the highlighter on this one that’s the real thing to take back from this review I recommend it for anyone who loves House MD who doesn’t mind a bit of YA thrown at themAlso thank you NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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For two teens falling in love is going to make a world of difference in this beautifully translated bold and endearing novel about love loss and the pain of racial discriminationAs a Korean student in a Japanese high school Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies But nothing could h 375 stars But you should live a random life I mean your life has already veered off the rails I wish you'd keep on veering and see where it takes you You're someone who could pull that off But you know that's just me Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro isn't what I expected it to be It is a love story but not the kind of love that the blurb promised It's not a just high school love story between Sugihara and Sakurai no It's than that Go tackles ethnicity discrimination and racism in Japanese society through the eyes of Sugihara a Zainichi Chosenjin meaning a person of Korean descent but born and raised in Japan Reading this novel is uite a revealing experience for me I had no idea that if you stripped off Japan's orderly society you'll find some deep seated racism there The writing was also compelling and the prose is a different kind of beauty It has a Murakami esue tone that I find charming and gripping The characters were somewhat vague and I wish the author gave them a lot background Overall it's an interesting read

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10 thoughts on “GO AUTHOR Kazuki Kaneshiro

  1. says:

    This novel has the rhythm of a Japanese TV drama fast pacing ridiculously deep and emotional andor violent reactions to conflict a high school setting and great attention paid to hierarchical obligation Add a little yakuza a little pachinko a little social commentary and a great sense of place especially if you're familiar with Tokyo and there you have it I loved the matter of fact story telling I even loved the lack of nuance Having lived in Japan and also having studied kick boxing there I especially loved the detail about which neighborhoodsubway linetrain station the protagonist was traveling throughout this novel and the choreographic details given about the many fistfights Also I used to teach English in a Japanese high school where than a few students had dads who were yakuza so this was a perfectly nostalgic read for me

  2. says:

    375 stars But you should live a random life I mean your life has already veered off the rails I wish you'd keep on veering and see where it takes you You're someone who could pull that off But you know that's just me Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro isn't what I expected it to be It is a love story but not the kind of love that the blurb promised It's not a just high school love story between Sugihara and Sakurai no It's than that Go tackles ethnicity discrimination and racism in Japanese society through the eyes of Sugihara a Zainichi Chosenjin meaning a person of Korean descent but born and raised in Japan Reading this novel is uite a revealing experience for me I had no idea that if you stripped off Japan's orderly society you'll find some deep seated racism there The writing was also compelling and the prose is a different kind of beauty It has a Murakami esue tone that I find charming and gripping The characters were somewhat vague and I wish the author gave them a lot background Overall it's an interesting read

  3. says:

    Bailed 23rds of the way in It’s a wonderful translation the audio narration was fantastic and I especially enjoyed the well drawn young Korean Japanese man’s character and social context But this novel devolved into pukeworthy YA romance and I simply could not bring myself to finish

  4. says:

    Me at the beginning Racism in Japan? Did you say that correctly? Are you sure?Me at the end Wow there’s a lot to be learnt about the world and who knew YA books could be such eye openers—maybe I’ve been reading the wrong type of YA all my lifeAnyway now that my earlier ignorance has been covered here’s how I’d rate it I’d give the first 50% five stars the next 20% three stars and the final 30% four stars Overall the book was immensely enjoyable — the protagonist was witty and had this style of narration that really captivated me He’s kinda how I’d have liked my inner monologue to sound when I was his age — the right amount of wit two tablespoons of sarcasm and healthy disdain and a pinch of those pesky teenage hormones And the thing is despite all this “coolness” it’s still obvious that he’s young and that he’s not in control of everything the way we tend to believe at that age I should explain Why did my father who was born on the South Korean island of Jeju have North Korean citizenship? And why did he have to change his citizenship to South Korean just to go to Hawaii? It’s a tedious story so I’ll try to keep it short and mix in some humor here and there But don’t hold your breath This book should really have been marketed as a young adult book because while for the first 50% it’s really not noticeable that’s exactly the genre this book should be classified under The thing is I went in prepared; multiple reviews online had warned me that while this book had dry humour that catered to an adult it’s central theme is really YA NA And boy was I glad that I went in prepared because otherwise I might have been pissed off the way uite a few other reviewers were And also this should have really tipped everyone off hmmm? See below First let’s get one thing straight The story that follows is a love story My love story And communism—or democratism pacifism otakuism vegetarianism or any other ism for that matter—has got nothing to do with it Just so you know Full of movie and literature references that I only half caught Go tells the story of a young adult of Korean descent living in Japan and his trials and tribulations with first love Sounds like a cheesy anime? Let’s throw in the fact that racism abounds in Japan towards these Korean desecendants of war prisoners from decades ago aka the Zainichi and it’s not your uintessential drama filled romantic anime is it?I haven’t read the Japanese version but I think this translated one was fantastic Everything about this book was fantastic and it was especially fantastic in the way in which it dealt with serious themes like racism and violence — so wonderful that I wish it really hadn’t had that teen romance thrown in I’d have been ecstatic with Sugihara’s acerbic observations on life reallyAbout the girl who will be his future love interest I once saw a video of this bear cub sniffing curiously at a video camera and then slamming right into it The girl reminded me of that cub A conversation with his friend Kato who happens to be the wittier one “Nah Whoever she is it doesn’t matter”“Yeah you’re right” Kato said looking happy for some reason “This all sounds like a lot of fun like something out of the movies” “So long as it doesn’t turn out to be a mystery or a suspense thriller” The bell chimed the end of lunch period Kato rose from his seat “As an objective viewer I’d prefer seeing a horror or occult film It’d be exciting to see your wiener get lopped off or something” Kato patted me on the shoulder “Best of luck” Bonus I’m going to provide y’all with a sample of Sugihara’s wisdom — you won’t be disappointed “People like you and me have been handicapped our whole lives We’re like twins If people like us are going to get anywhere in this country we can’t just walk in through the front door You get that don’t you? We can lay low in the shadows and make it big and stick it to all the uppity miserable bastards that ever discriminated against us Because we can do that Because we’re meant for greatness” One last uote which makes me ponder about immigration issues “Nationality isn’t much than a lease to an apartment” I said “If you don’t like the apartment any you break the lease and get out” Guess Trump doesn’t see it that way huh?I went insane with the highlighter on this one that’s the real thing to take back from this review I recommend it for anyone who loves House MD who doesn’t mind a bit of YA thrown at themAlso thank you NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book as I received it through an First selection I'm still not sure how I feel about itGO is a somewhat coming of age story that follows Sugihara a Korean Japanese national and explores the struggles and prejudice of growing up between these two cultures The prose can be truly beautiful at times though there are times in which it feels stilted The same can be said for the storyline which is initially uite compelling and uite effective in introducing readers to Sugihara's uniue upbringing and voice I was a bit confused at the point of some of the characters there is a significant loss towards the end of the novel for example which doesn't make as strong of an impact on the characters that it should Overall very MurakamiJohn Green though executed a little less effectively A short sometimes rewarding read but nothing I would strongly recommend

  6. says:

    This book jumped around a lot and I wish it was much longer but I really enjoyed it Favorite passage “I saw this show the other day about a retirement home for guide dogs in Hokkaido It’s this place where old dogs that can’t do their job any can go to live out their last days The fact that a place like that even existed moved me so much that I couldn’t take my eyes off the TV And then they showed a woman saying goodbye to her guide dog It was a blind woman and a male golden retriever couple and she just held him in her arms completely still for a good hour until finally the staff had to pull them apart As the car drove away from the retirement home the woman leaned out of the window and waved shouting ‘See you’ and ‘Bye bye’ and the dog’s name but the dog just sat there and watched the car go But that’s the way it had to be It’s how guide dogs are trained They aren’t allowed to show any excitement and they aren’t allowed to bark Even after the car was gone the dog didn’t move an inch from where they said their goodbyes and he kept looking in the direction the car disappeared For hours The woman who’d been by his side for ten years wasn’t there any He must have been so devastated he couldn’t move They said goodbye around noon and in the evening it started to rain Really hard The dog that had been looking straight ahead until then looked up like he was watching the rain come down and started to howl Waoon waoon Like that—again and again He didn’t look the least bit sad or pathetic He bayed with his back stretched and the line from his chest to his chin perfectly straight like a beautiful sculpture I cried my eyes out Waoon waoon Just like that” “So what are you trying to say Sakurai?” I asked “I’m trying to say that I want to love someone the way that dog did His howl was beautiful than any music I’ve ever heard I want to be the kind of person that can love someone right and then cry the way that dog did if I lost someone

  7. says:

    went into this expecting one thing got a completely different story And I didn’t like the mc

  8. says:

    Not really a coming of age story and not what I would call YA; the character voice of the narrator Sugihara is older than that The story explores themes of blood and family from the perspective of a Korean born and raised in Japan I found it interesting but did not care much for the vehicle the author uses to make his points Sugihara is intelligent but little than a thug or for the flippant half humorous narrative style The love interest is a Japanese girl with supposed street smarts but surprising naivete I'm not sure their romance brings much clarity to the story; Sugihara already knows or thinks he knows the answers to his life uestions In the end he figures that I'm not Korean or Japanese I'm a rootless vagabond is probably what fits best But it feels awfully empty Identity may not be blood or nationality as defined by a race of people but surely it's not rootless eitherThis was an First Reads selection in February

  9. says:

    With the Tournament of Books play in round being National identity I am surprised that this title from the longlist was not chosen Kaneshiro's protagonist in Go is a teenaged Korean boy attending a Japanese high school Despite being born and raised in Japan according to the powers that be he is an alien resident Socially he is an outcast among his Japanese peers each day peppered with discrimination and physical combat Coming of age in a country where there are only two choices assimilation or exclusion Sugihara chooses neither Instead he forges his way breaking through the circle with his own fists and taking that which is outside of it There is so much said here in so few pages I am glad that I found it on the TOB and had the opportunity to spend some time gathered here

  10. says:

    This was a disappointing read for me and I guess it might be my fault because I didn't know it was categorized as young adult until later This is a story about a high school student Sugihara from Korea born in Japan and is living and studying there It follows his story of being bullied fighting back trying to figure out who he is and what makes a person Korean or Japanese or Americanetc of trying to understand nationalism and the extent of it and of falling in love and what that could entail if you're not from the same backgroundThrough this character Sugihara the author brings up the topic of nationalism borders refugees and residency as one of the main issues that he's struggling with and trying to understand and come to terms with and it's basically the thing that kept me reading I guess I was asking too much of this book and of this high school student by wanting to know of what it's like to be classified and treated horribly and the conseuence of such with himself and his family even though all his life he has only ever known Japan The character seemed that he had to discover and talk about but then it felt like it was cut short by the romantic relationship that was a bit meh Or maybe it's just me having a big problem with this age group and how the stories about them are written AnywaysThere's a big incident in the middle of the book that came out of nowhere and was not called for It just came out of the blue This incident has a big impact on Sugihara but it didn't feel like it flowed well with the story and I didn't jam with it at all I had to go back a few pages to see whether I missed something Again maybe I'm not the target audience for this or the way it was written and handled just isn't my cup of tea Overall after the heavy book I was reading I wanted something light to read and this served the purposeI received a free e book copy of this title from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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