I finally finished writing. The ten best books I've been personally impressed with were released last year. I'm squeezing it into a novel this time.
10th place Captain Thunderbolt Isaka Kotaro/by Abe Kazushige
The book novel which I purchased only last year because it did not seem to borrow in the library. Two popular writers have written 900 pieces over four years ago is also made a special page before the release, I was so excited about this before reading in the newly written book was a long time. The most important feature is the co-author. There were several co-authors which became the topic up to now. What comes to mind now is the encounter between Ekuni Kaori and Thining's ' calm and passion '.The co-author of Hisashi (Otsuichi) and Nakamura Wataru who was published in 14 years, "I cannot write a novel" It was a work that was cut into the problem of the writer's being who wants to talk slightly different from the main written using "story generation support software" that Shibaura Institute of Technology developed.The type is the co-author which became a topic like this different. However, this work does not adopt the style that the writer writes alternately in each traditional chapter though it takes the form of the co-author. Therefore, even if I read it, I didn't know which one was written, and it was interesting to read it while guessing. It would be Isaka's ability to feel the speed of the depiction as if they were being shown in the film (which I can only imagine was made as a underlay of the movie) the mention of 9.11 and 3.11, the scene of terrorism and Russia killers and the conversation using Siri Mr. Abe's idea is the part of the punch that has the multiplicity of Murakami's disease (which was in the interview with a conscious person of Haruki). The way of the sentence which bundles them as the story is the one from either or the breath of two people with a perfect fit, and felt even the budding of the birth of the new writer. If you do not sell this book because entertainment and literature also die, it is the tenth place in the sense that I want to read a lot of people and buzz.
9th place votive Tawada by Yoko
The success of the female writer in recent years remarkable, and the woman writer swept a lot of literary prizes including the Akutagawa Prize last year, but is this work about the novel by the woman writer who remains in the mind in 14 years personally? There are also some factors that rank in the meaning of promoting female writers. But this work, the public reputation was really good. Especially, it is not an exaggeration to say that the person who reads the book on a daily basis has the evaluation of the best grade, and it was treated like the masterpiece in last year's literature. It is written in the Obi, but it is a dystopia novel with the motif of the so-called earthquake.In the literary world last year, the word "earthquake" continued to be spoken. In the composition of "fear" which is the feature of this work, and the depiction of the vague and eerie world after the earthquake and the last abrupt distance is declared, it felt the universal appearance no longer reminiscent of the completion of the dystopia novel which dealt with the earthquake. In the first part, it shows the realities of the phonetic (mis expression including the title) by the prohibition of the loan word as a dystopia description and the isolation, and leads to the second half as the story of the family over four generations who live in this world which has been exhausted. The story begins with a single-person perspective of more than a hundred-year-old person, Yoshiro. As we move to the second half, the point of view is often shifted to the grandson of the wife and The Nameless (another protagonist), and the distortion and eerie of the world being portrayed continues to drift. The earthquake struck as the reason for the shocked in the vicinity of the last, but it was impressive to see that this world has become so strong that it is not simply because of it. In addition, in the theme of comparing creatures called "people" after the other lives of the deceased, the generation of rupture (before/after), which was born on the basis of the earthquake, is not measured by the ordinary one of "human values", but only " It was very interesting to have a biological perspective (physical structure, etc.) in parallel. The last which was chosen for "votive use" and was sent abroad was equipped with the one like the awe which mixed (historical) sacrifice and (physical) hope.
8th place 9 years ago Prayer by Masatsugu Ono
I thought I would be a candidate for the Akutagawa Prize in the second half of the 14th year. Personally, I think it's not funny to win.No, I want you to take it. I'm not particularly fond of reading Ono's writing, but I think it was always good to read.I think that the tendency to prefer researchers in the France and France language cultures is growing every year. Based on the reality of Sanae Ando, the main character, the story spreads each time as if the world were to change the shape freely, and the stories show a spread. I felt comfortable in the smooth brushwork which made the recollection and the reality come back and forth. In addition, "realistic" prayers born from the daily contact with Sanae Ando's supposedly troubled son, and "myth" that calls for the relief of Mikku-Chan, who is a companion on a trip Canada nine years ago The carefully calculated composition, such as the religious painting of the necessity and necessity to which the prayer is piled up was splendid. In addition, the weight of the day "Today" to be noticed again from the overlapping prayer is expressed using their own diary, the "Physical Connection" which is shown by connecting the hand firmly with everyone in the travel destination, and the hand of Sanae and the son overlap at the end, The last to be recovered as the subtleties of Sanae get sadness without fear is also wonderful.Hasumi Shigehiko was immersed in the sense of superiority by writing the same kind of thing in the Obi.
7th Dew Communication by Kazushi Hosaka
It came to announce the work vigorous again from about the year before last, and now if the literary exists in the Japan, it may be said that the most important person ･ ･ ･. The beginning of last year, "I was walking Shinojima died a week ago.It was the first place to read while holding the head of the novel ' Before Dawn ' struggle by the strange line of sentences to eliminate the adventuring thinking that begins in the], there is no option of not read once the new book of the Great Teacher is no longer. The beginning of this work which should be noteworthy is "I have often spoken to you, but I like Kamakura.In that, there is also that it was serialized in the Yomiuri Shimbun "seemingly" there is a sense of relief and I have to remember that I read easily. However, there is no reason to let you read so much easily. One day of the series is included in one page spread, it makes the body as one novel in succession (about 180 times), but it is an easy sentence of the beginning, and the reader is a feeling of discomfort and a prose expression gradually felt when advancing and reading it. I wonder what you are talking about when on Earth, "and it falls into a sense of being sucked into a deep hole and a lot of confusion. The main character of this work that is also at the beginning "I" is unquestionably Mr. Hosaka himself, in a place like otherwise at the end of the book, "the protagonist of this novel is not Me" of the narrator, but the time and the spectacle I have gone through, more than that, The person who kyorai in the reader's mind while reading the person's time and sight.And it is written, the reader will not be forced to confront from beginning to end to grasp the feel so seize that. But for some interviews, he said, "This is a story that starts with the reader starting to read, and the story ends where you think you've finished.Please feel free to move around the story, and taste it while picking freely.I feel like I was saying things like that. If such an interpretation is forgiven, the fresh scene of Kamakura, which contains full morning light, and the calm and everyday depiction that has taken root there, this work should give you the experience of a series of euphoric moments, such as if you carefully loosen the time axis and invite them into your dream. In addition, while going back to the personal history of Mr. Hosaka, I should be able to remember the long of my upbringing and the scenery and the sound that had been put away politely somewhere in the head up to now, and that it had thought vaguely etc. whiffing. I hope to be active in the Hosaka school again this year.
6th place not ending night by Hoshino Tomoyuki
This is one of the publication of a series of novels called "Mega Novels" by prominent writers.Soaked. If you examine the series has started before the earthquake, it will be a work that had been writing until the last year after the earthquake. When this book came out, it was often taken out as a comparison "a Thousand and one Night story". It's petty and repeated to kill people, but the king it is a structural similarity with "The Thousand and one Night story" that it was made to talk to the talker every night without doing the thing to kill because it worried about the destination of the talk, and the story developed in the talk is of course original. In recent years, even though there is no Hideo Furukawa's "race at night in Arabia" etc., the total amount of the story tends to become large as a common feature.I wrote a peek at the beginning of this work is also more than 900 pieces of blockbuster. As a structure, it is good to stock it while talking about one story in one night, inflate it with meta-nesting, fill the gaps for each story, and let it converge into one epic story before long. It is a story that stir the imagination of the side of the reader in all chapters in the content such as "everyday action" that sexual discomfort is talked about, and "fusion" written about the nuclear power plant. Also published last year's Atsushi Sasaki's new book, "You are now reading this sentence," from the story of strengthening the ambiguity of the author of the previous meta-fiction, It was written that a new form of fiction (para-fiction), which was previously assumed by the reader, is beginning to be born. I feel that this book was a story that was established in the form of believing in the imagination of the reader. It is a novel of Hoshino Tomoyuki with the face of the fantasy.
5th place Tokyo Autobiography by Okuizumi Light
This film was a novel with some notable points of the work that have been introduced so far. First, the total amount.I think that this work is also in the category of the mega novel that is commonly said. Moreover, the feature that the narrator who is the first person can shoulder more than the necessary one as a story was a part of "dew Communication" of Kazushi Hosaka. The story progresses on the stage in Tokyo from the end of Edo to the present day by the first person of six characters, but there was a thing that suddenly noticed when I finished reading until the end. It is a title, and this novel is a story which puts the hero in the "City of Tokyo" in the age at that time. The city spins the history while holding the air of the person and many other living things, buildings, and the age in that.When the stack is visualized, it might be a town called "Tokyo" which is also the hero of this work that the reflection is attractive while nante the most grotesque and plural meanings. It is a long story long before the rise and fall of the city, the front and back, and the fascinating character of Tokyo, such as the mistake and the reflection, and the story of the possibility that the future will continue forever.It is directly linked to the charm of Tokyo. Tokyo may be a rat.
Akito Uge Cousins to fourth place
I will omit this because I wrote it in the Akutagawa Prize evaluation of the first half of last year. I wanted you to take the Akutagawa Prize.
3rd place by Bollard Yoshimura, 1 million
It is the dystopia novel of the earthquake related as well as "votive use" that I was put in ninth place.It was a high evaluation across the board in the book review of the newspaper and the literary magazine, and the quality was thought that it was the best for the year when reading first. In advance, second place and the first place to be introduced in the future is a personal thought is too strong and can become a complicated frame of mind when a normal person read, if you would like to read something one I feel that this work.I think it should be widely read. I have talked to the talkative and more points were strongly recommended, this work because the novel itself would die if you say that there is a spectacular punch at the end, this time I will explain in the form to avoid the spoiler as much as possible. Since the earthquake of 3.11, in the midst of a variety of forms of support, such as moving the body and donating money, the writers were was to think about what they could do for the novel.I think the biggest attraction in this book is the approach of "conveying as a novel" that was born after facing the disaster. All the readers of this book should be able to experience the spectacle which made it possible to keep the memory of 3.11 with the imagination only of the novel. Brings story is a constantly creepy feeling.To tinker the dystopia world, the hand which is pushed to the left and right, and to vividly gouging the "abnormality" which has been pretended not to be seen, overlaps with the motive power of the author's creation by the earthquake. Especially in the second half, in the part of the note that was accompanied by anger, such as the blots of the main character is thrown to the reader the real meaning of the word "bollard disease" was drifting, even the aloof beauty that transcends fear lightly.(This is an expression that could destroy the image of the work.)The last is still hepatorenal. I don't know what you're talking about at all, but if you read it, you'll understand. I think that it is a perfect novel to confront the reality with the imagination. The responsibility comes from the moment I read it.
2nd place Lunta Yamashita Sumito
I can not claim to have a clear intention even myself why the second place, I guess it was good. I'm not particularly fond of the writer (I hated rather), but if I write it up to the candidate of the literary prize as good as always, I have come to like a belated while repeating without the need to read if you go up to the candidate. It is a novel of a very mysterious writer that it is leaking from the candidate in the second half of the rainy day Akutagawa Prize if it tries to cheer because it likes to read and to think this time. The mysterious novelist and the writer are very strong. In the stimulation of long-term "pure novel" of Today, Naomi Watanabe who was published in Shincho last year similarly, the explanation that the word "shift person" was devoted to the tendency seen frequently in the recent literature novel was done.It means to have workin' the person. It becomes a little complicated story from here, but it is certainly a lot of works that the person has been manipulated intentionally in a recent literary novel, and it has obtained a high evaluation across the board.I think that it is good even if I say the trend of recent literature. It is a little cruel to include the "Garden of Spring" of Shibasaki Yuka who won the Akutagawa Prize in the first half, the first person of the elder sister of the viewpoint person who did not appear until then suddenly surprisingly the novel written in the third person is also the last The author himself said that Kaori Fujino, who won the Akutagawa award the year before, and the nails and eyes, were also the first to pronoun what they had written in the first person or third person. In this discourse, Mr. Watanabe mentions the relationship between speaker and depiction in text. From there, he led a hypothesis that aneuploidy "speakers" were rooted to the place where the depiction was done. Sumito Yamashita is just a writer who embodies such a phenomenon.Is？I will feel that.I will return the story to the work. As the overall impression, the previous work ' Colva ' is more frequent, and the person and the viewpoint and the stage continue changing in short span.However, it is not too much to be confused reading if the shape that is caught is Get and peaceful as a rough outline. Of course it takes prudence to treat the switch of the person and the age, but it became anxious that it understood even once if it read until the end. The description and the viewpoint of the animal which is the feature of Yamashita works frequently manifestation the title "Lunta" is a horse of the wind, in a word, a horse, and the person and the mountain and the sea which surround this big horse and it can feel a readily and an omnidirectional warmth. I also believe that the theme of "Transcending Life and Death", which is intimately familiar to the works of Yamashita, led from the clouding of perspective, contributed to this warmth. It is a seemingly bleak novel that comes out of a snowy mountain, but there is a warmth that I feel certainly, and I felt that there is hope in the warmth.
by King Mai Castle of the first place in the abyss
It is a great masterpiece from the conclusion. After reading it once, I was convinced that the euphoria of this yoat was something that only I could taste when I read novels.And only when I read a great novel.I can't explain it well, but I think there are a lot of movies, music, dramas and anime, but I feel that it is very different. However, the real value of this novel is revealed only by talking about the personal history and the set of the writer named Mai Castle Taro, and it is inevitable that it becomes the story of the writer of the dance castle endlessly from now on. There will be a lot of people who think that it is not accumulated when hearing such a thing.So I'll just talk a little bit here. Here is a complete personal opinion of Mai Castle. The author of the King of Mai Castle has the second semester and in the first half, I've been doing a lot of hacking around the world in a meta-fiction hierarchy, and the pole was published in 2008 in a work called Disco detective Wednesday. It is said that this work was not only in the frame of the masterpiece of Mai Castle, but was one of the final forms of the "meta-fiction novel", So to speak, which began to be written by Yasutaka Tsutsui since the 1980s. And the late Disco… in "Bitchmagnet", which was announced as the first work after, the meta structure until now is suppressed at once, it is an extremely important feature in talking about the story of the family common to everyday this also, The focus is on hacking human brains and putting them on paper in the same language as they are on a daily basis. In other words, in the first semester of the world, in the second semester is that the story is generated by hacking brains, I think the rough transition of Mai castle work. And now, this is definitely masterpiece of the late Mai Castle. In the work of the latter half that scooping the brain as if it took it, it was thought impossible except writing in the first person (because it is not approved only by hanging the language in the brain of "I") now that the work was written in a way other than the first person, " In a world filled with words other than me the reader = author (mai shiromoto) = "I" has a very high degree of completion structure including the feature of the work of the first term Mai castle that it is possible to receive it by Meta. It is the pronoun which was used in this work to have made it possible to have written now. This work has been established from the story of three chapters, "Saori Nakajima", "Kaho Horie" and "Nakamura Godo" appear. I called you, you, you. The story becomes clear by "I", "I", "I", and "I", and "I" who exist in the form to cuddle (the one like the camera which does not have the body, and the heart of the strong human being exists as not the thing but the person). The pronoun in this work is the only exception although it has been written that it was a year in which the "person" of the reached was able to be turned down one here in the past this year. Not as a form of the epidemic of playing workin' the person of Vogue, I would like to insist that the pronoun of this work was born only from a very domestic reason (a challenge for Mai Castle to surpass its own works). There are many common events in Chapter 3, for example, the story depicted is "I" Guess, and no one can know the true heart of "you". And, the hero "Saori Nakajima" is "sense of responsibility", "Kaho Horie", "sense of justice" and "Nakamura Godo" carry each feelings of "love", and commit it to the other person and the society in excess. "I" which observes it while hilt it also notices the existence as the object of gloomy such as "darkness", "Shadow", and "dark Hole" which Daiki near "you". The metaphor of the gloom manifests itself as violence, fear, and ghost stories, and at the end of each chapter, "I" or "you" will be swallowed by something so gloomy. Of course, it means death, but I think the feelings of "I" at that time are the themes of my work. In the last depiction, I stare at Saori Nakajima, "I" is "regret", "I" Stare at Horie incense, "anger", Godo Nakamura "I" is "happiness", only the presence of. If you write your motives together, "regret" is not to convey the affection to [You (Saori Nakajima)], "Anger" is "you (= Horie Kaho)" to the thing that was not able to defend from the development of fear that obsessed, and "happiness" is "Love" is the ultimate emotion born in the form to follow the two former that you (= Nakamura Godo) is not only a sense of responsibility and sense of justice. It is about "love" as the feelings that "I" was holding in "you" finally synchronized. In other words, this is the story of love of you and me that bottoming fruition in the final chapter. And there is the ultimate pure word, a heart. If you read this, you can transcend the concept of love and space. However, because it is a subjectivity of reader = I To some extent detached to the end, this is spaghetti because the objection that it is reading and the trivial novel is not accepted.
[Summary and Outlook for 15 years]
Fourteen years have been seen in the last few years, especially the novel that was featured in the word "The shift person" was taken in fact, I think it was the year when we reached maturity or started declining moderately. The reason is that Mr. Hosaka, a representative writer, began to seek the form of a new creation in ' Dew communication ', and Sumito Yamashita's ' Lunta ' fell from the candidate Akutagawa. And 15 years, the literature of the Decade has already begun to turn into a new direction, and the attention is the success of the winners of the "Shincho Novel Award", which was nominated for three of the Akutagawa prize candidates this time. It is very unusual for the Akutagawa candidate to be the first one to come out of the Shincho rookie award winner who is only a person every year.I think that Oyamada Hiroko, who won the Akutagawa Prize just a year ago, is also taking the Shincho Rookie award, and this is no longer a coincidence. So what's so great about the Shincho rookie award? The biggest factor that can be considered is the selection committee members ' faces. Kawakami Eiko, Kirino Natsuo, Nakamura Fuminori, Fukuda Kazuya, Hoshino Tomoyuki, Mr. 5, it is rude if I say such a thing, but I feel subtle honestly. However, Kirino Natsuo is a Naoki award writer, and Fuminori Nakamura and Tomoyuki Hoshino are also very story-high writers. I think that the recent New Year's award winning film, which is picked up by the artists, can be pointed out by the tendency to look at the clear and interesting stories of the story in a form of polite depiction and strong writing skills.It is a return of the description from the person. This I think that the shift change of the novel which reaches the range as much as possible from the novel which has been refused to stubbornly in the shape of the reader to enter the world in the form of the readers positively is seen as the reader comparatively is happening. This month's Da Vinci, Fuminori Nakamura is talking with Ayano Tsuyoshi. Ayano Tsuyoshi Super Cool, and Fuminori Nakamura to make it smart I have succeeded in the declaration of affirmation of the literature until now, I dare to discard the fixed idea of that. When the story is returned a little, Naomi Watanabe is connected to "description" compared with "person" in today's "pure novel". I feel a lot of the sprout that the speaker of the aneuploidy who dwells only in the Nasa of the description is coming back as one speaker who has a strong nuance. I think that we can meet a lot of such novels this year.