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~Free E-pub ♹ Ms Ice Sandwich ☤ A quixotic and funny tale about first love from the Akutagawa Prize winning authorMs Ice Sandwich seems to lack social graces, but our young narrator is totally smitten with her He is in awe of her aloofness, her skill at slipping sandwiches into bags, and, most electric of all, her ice blue eyelids Every day he is drawn to the supermarket just to watch her in action But life has a way of interfering there is his mother, forever distracted, who can tell the fortunes of women his grandmother, silently dying, who listens to his heart and his classmate, Tutti, no stranger to pain, who shares her private thrilling world with himTender, warm, yet unsentimental, Ms Ice Sandwich is a story about new starts, parents who have departed, and the importance of saying goodbye 7 3 20What a great read It s about a young boy, who becomes obsessed with a lady selling sandwiches in a supermarket, who he affectionately calls Ms Ice Sandwich Kawakami so deftly shows the innocence and naivety of a young mind as they slowly have to deal with the uglier parts of life Having said that, it s not a dark story it leanton the endearing side for meThere s loads of hard stuff in life, and maybe when we re grown ups, there s going to be tonshard stuff to deal with 7 3 20What a great read It s about a young boy, who becomes obsessed with a lady selling sandwiches in a supermarket, who he affectionately calls Ms Ice Sandwich Kawakami so deftly shows the innocence and naivety of a young mind as they slowly have to deal with the uglier parts of life Having said that, it s not a dark story it leanton the endearing side for meThere s loads of hard stuff in life, and maybe when we re grown ups, there s going to be tonshard stuff to deal with And when that happens, I m going to tell myself I can t give in or freeze up and get discouraged and do nothing I have to believe thatI loved this novella and am so excited to readof Kawakami s work You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website This is a good story, a novella, that I m tempted to call cute It s a story of a young Japanese boy, grade school age, who essentially has a crush on a young woman who works in a deli selling sandwiches For the reminder of this review, I ll say CONTAINS SPOILERS The boy is fascinated by the woman s distinctive large eyes, but we learn later that he is puzzled by conversations he hears that she may have had plastic surgery or even facial reconstruction.There is no father present and the boy g This is a good story, a novella, that I m tempted to call cute It s a story of a young Japanese boy, grade school age, who essentially has a crush on a young woman who works in a deli selling sandwiches For the reminder of this review, I ll say CONTAINS SPOILERS The boy is fascinated by the woman s distinctive large eyes, but we learn later that he is puzzled by conversations he hears that she may have had plastic surgery or even facial reconstruction.There is no father present and the boy gets limited attention from his mother who is always on her cell phone or computer or in discussion with clients Women come to their house for astrology readings and fortune telling with cards His grandmother also lives in the house She is in a vegetative state, yet he talks to her and tells her all his secrets The boy is a talented artist for his age He also makes friends with a girl in his class who has no mother She smature than he is and she guides him in how he should interact with the sandwich lady He has never spoken with the sandwich lady he just goes there to buy sandwiches weekly during the school year and daily in the summer I liked the story, although as usual in stories where a young child is the focus, the author puts deeper philosophical thoughts in the boy s mind than we think is realistic for that age.I actually selected this book by mistake, confusing two authors There are two at least women authors in Japan who share the name Kawakami One is Hiromi b 1958 and I previously enjoyed her book Strange Weather in Tokyo This current review is of a novella by Mieko Kawakami, b 1976 Photo of a Japanese food store from insider.comThe author from 66.media.tumblr.com 2018 is the year I ve fallen in love with novella s I ve read many great ones this year and Ms Ice Sandwich is maybe the best one so far Only look at its funky cover that already promises something good But the story itself isgentle than funky In it we learn about the innocent life of an 8 year old Japanese boy He goes to school, spend time with his sick grandma, but mostly he tells us about Ms Ice Sandwich, the cool sandwich lady with her ice blue eyelids eyeshadow However, when 2018 is the year I ve fallen in love with novella s I ve read many great ones this year and Ms Ice Sandwich is maybe the best one so far Only look at its funky cover that already promises something good But the story itself isgentle than funky In it we learn about the innocent life of an 8 year old Japanese boy He goes to school, spend time with his sick grandma, but mostly he tells us about Ms Ice Sandwich, the cool sandwich lady with her ice blue eyelids eyeshadow However, when he hears his classmates comment about Ms Ice Sandwich, his fascination wavers Is he stupid to find her coolLike when you re holding a cat and touch its soft belly Or when a blanket brushes the top of your feet As I stand gazing at Ms Ice Sandwich, all of these things are happening to meThe plot itself might seem simple, but Mieko Kawakami succeeded in making the narrator s voice a great balance of childish naivety and clear insight Especially his conversation with his classmate Tutti surprised me with its emotional message In a way, this book feels like a Ghibli movie No, not because the author is Japanese, but because the main character and the whole novel carry a Ghibli feeling of hope with it that I absolutely loved A bit bittersweet, but overall a touching and joyful story in less than 100 pages What a wonderful surprise I found this little novella strangely moving Kawakami tells the story of a fourth grader who learns about loss The little boy has a crush on the woman who sells sandwiches at his local store, and when a disturbing incident keeps him from visting her, his friend Tutti, who has lost her mother to an illness, teaches him an important lesson At the same time, the unnamed boy is struggling with the fact that his ailing grandmother is getting worse Kawakami tells the story from the little boy s po I found this little novella strangely moving Kawakami tells the story of a fourth grader who learns about loss The little boy has a crush on the woman who sells sandwiches at his local store, and when a disturbing incident keeps him from visting her, his friend Tutti, who has lost her mother to an illness, teaches him an important lesson At the same time, the unnamed boy is struggling with the fact that his ailing grandmother is getting worse Kawakami tells the story from the little boy s point of view, and she does a fantastic job depicting how he is trying to make sense of his feelings and explain his actions A wonderful short text, and I ll defintely readby this author I really loved this so impactful for such a short book It really lovingly and warmly looks at grief, growing up and friendship I would highly recommend I googled Japanese novellas and it came up with these new Pushkin press Japanese novellas I picked this one first cause this one was shortest of all I m not the sort of person to use words like cute, sweet and all that, but this was that The writing in this book is really childish, but again the narrator is fourth grader, so it just works fine Blurb promises lost innocence and loss, but it s not that deep It s simply, you know, well, cute I guess And sweet. I am keen to readforeign literature this year, and Japanese literature in particular is always a plus with me.Mieko Kawakami is a new author to me, but I loved the sound of this adorable novella, and so picked it up when I saw it in my local library.This charming story follows an unnamed 4th grader, who becomes obessed with a worker in a sandwich shop Ms Ice Sandwich s eyelids are always painted with a thick layer of a kind of electric blue, exactly the same colour as those hard ice lolli I am keen to readforeign literature this year, and Japanese literature in particular is always a plus with me.Mieko Kawakami is a new author to me, but I loved the sound of this adorable novella, and so picked it up when I saw it in my local library.This charming story follows an unnamed 4th grader, who becomes obessed with a worker in a sandwich shop Ms Ice Sandwich s eyelids are always painted with a thick layer of a kind of electric blue, exactly the same colour as those hard ice lollies that have been sitting in our freezer since last summer However, when a friend of his at school becomes aware of his infatuation, she tries her best to get him to speak to her with heartwarming results.I love the way Japanese writers use the minutiae of every day life, and highlight elements that other writers might miss It makes the writing evenpure, somehow I picked up this novella because I am trying to readJapanese literature I found out I apparently like it very much, since I seem to enjoy every book I choose This one is a short, interesting story about a little boy who has a crush on a supermarket employee, and visits the store every day to see her Of course, he s young and shy and never finds the courage to talk to her The story is narrated from the perspective of the boy, and one of my favourite things about this book is the ability I picked up this novella because I am trying to readJapanese literature I found out I apparently like it very much, since I seem to enjoy every book I choose This one is a short, interesting story about a little boy who has a crush on a supermarket employee, and visits the store every day to see her Of course, he s young and shy and never finds the courage to talk to her The story is narrated from the perspective of the boy, and one of my favourite things about this book is the ability of the author to reproduce the mind and thoughts of a gifted child It reminded me of a mixture between The perks of being a wallflower and Convenience store woman I also liked very much the character of Ms Ice Sandwhich herself The protagonist, who s different from the other kids and subconsciously feels it, likes her because she is also different she has an unconventional beauty , and I found this very sweet and touching.I am a fan of the novella format, especially in contemporary genres for me, it is the perfect length to tell a story because it gives time to the author to develop a full plot, but also keep it concise As I find often with Japanese literature, the pace and character of the book feels very different from western literature it has a kind of indefinite feeling to it, like the question yes, but what is the point doesn t even make sense There is no point in the book or, rather, the book is the point Very interesting slice of life A short story about a Japanese boy who has an infatuation with the sandwich lady at the local supermarket Everyday during the summer he buys an egg sandwich from Ms Ice Sandwich so he can look at her face The pair never speak, but our narrator is obsessed with her giant eyes, lined with electric blue.This is really just a slice of life story about growing up, and the awkwardness that comes with it From dealing with an old and infirm Grandmother, to a tentative friendship with peer Tutti, th A short story about a Japanese boy who has an infatuation with the sandwich lady at the local supermarket Everyday during the summer he buys an egg sandwich from Ms Ice Sandwich so he can look at her face The pair never speak, but our narrator is obsessed with her giant eyes, lined with electric blue.This is really just a slice of life story about growing up, and the awkwardness that comes with it From dealing with an old and infirm Grandmother, to a tentative friendship with peer Tutti, the protagonist has a lot on his plate It was rather endearing, and I enjoyed it for what it was