Psychology

How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

As we are currently towards the end of the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week, I will tackle suicide and depression. Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives. That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men. Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in… Continue reading How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

Book Reviews

Keiko’s suicide – A pale view from the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

At the beginning of the novel, Etsuko explains that she does not want to be reminded of her past. She rejects everything that is attached to Japan and does not even want to give her second daughter a Japanese name (names her Nikki). It is not clear at this point of the story why she… Continue reading Keiko’s suicide – A pale view from the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Reviews

A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

I've only read The Buried Giant and The Remains of the Day and when I looked on my book wish-list, I saw Kazuo Ishiguro's dazzling debut novel called "A pale view of the hills" and I closed my eyes and made the purchase. When I saw the tiny book (181 pages which to my accounts is… Continue reading A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro