Earthlings

Earthlings

Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of other worlds. When a terrible sequence of events threatens to part the two children forever, they make a promise: survive, no matter what.

Now Natsuki is grown. She lives a quiet life with her asexual husband, surviving as best she can by pretending to be normal. But the demands of Natsuki's family are increasing, her friends wonder why she's still not pregnant, and dark shadows from Natsuki's childhood are pursuing her. Fleeing the suburbs for the mountains of her childhood, Natsuki prepares herself with a reunion with Yuu. Will he still remember their promise? And will he help her keep it?

Title:Earthlings
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781783785674
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    Earthlings Reviews

  • Kat

    ---(cw: child abuse, rape (of a minor), incest, murder, cannibalism)...

  • Meike

    English Edition: EarthlingsThe follow-up to Convenience Store Woman is absolutely outrageous: Rebellion, misogyny, hikikomori, incest, murder, cannibalism - Murata takes no prisoners. And have I menti...

  • Robin

    This book is off the hook.If I try to explain what happens in the plot, I will sound insane. And it is. The plot is outrageous and over the top - the oppression, the abuse, and then the equally shocki...

  • lark benobi

    I am so moved by this novel. It's entirely unique and yet it flows mysteriously in the same mighty river of fiction that has sprung up in these last years, written by women from all over the world, wh...

  • Henk

    Don’t let the cute cover fool you. This is a deadpan account of trauma, sexual abuse, the stifling nature of conformity and breaking taboos to try and set oneself free from a limiting definition of ...

  • Tim

    Well, I just read two extreme horror novels. Time for a break. Something light-hearted, something silly... what's this? A Japanese novel about a woman who thinks she's an alien and with a cute cover? ...

  • Marchpane

    ‘It’s really hard to put into words things that are just a little bit not okay.’ Earthlings. Where to start with this book? Tonally, it is all over the place. At times it reads with such naiv...

  • Debbie

    You want crazy? I’ll give you crazy! This is the most bizarre and unique book I’ve ever read, hands down. Going into this, Geek Love held the title of Weirdest Book Ever, but this book knocked tha...

  • s.penkevich

    ‘Survive, whatever it takes.’‘The reward for conformity,’ wrote author Rita Mae Brown, ‘is that everyone like you but yourself.’ The alienation that comes from an inability or distaste for...

  • The Artisan Geek

    26/1/21One year later, I finally did a full review on this one :)------------------VIDEO REVIEW------------------26/1/20What a story! I got a limited edition ARC, because I'll be doing something fun w...