Ten Nights Dreaming and The Cat’s Grave by Natsume Soseki

Translated by Matt Treyvaud

I received a free e-copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I didn’t know what to expect. I have always loved anthologies and this might be my favourite.

Japan is such a wonderful country. The tradition, culture, systems are so different from ours (Indian) yet so similar. It was so fascinating to read about them.

My dreams are not this vivid or interesting. No one ones if they are dreams or fiction, but they were awesome.

Some of my favourites were the Second Night, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth nights. I didn’t understand many of them. The Goldfish seller, for example. And the snake charmer, without the snake. And the Cat’s Grave. They were good, but mysterious.

Rating: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love Japan, the culture, the fantasies and short stories, this is for you.


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