On My Wishlist (#3) February 25, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, wishlist
On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here
The Fox Woman follows two families, one of foxes and another of humans. The restless Kaya no Yoshifuji fails to receive an appointment in the Emperor’s court and, distracted and seemingly unfazed, decides to relocate to a rural estate to pass a pensive winter, accompanied by his wife Shikujo and son Tadamaro. But a young fox named Kitsune and her brother, mother, and grandfather have set up their den in the run-down estate, and soon the fate of both families becomes intertwined; Yoshifuji becomes bewitched by the foxes, and Kitsune in turn falls in love with him, much to the distress of all others involved, especially Shikujo.
Despite the many ambiguous pitfalls this book may face (bestiality being one), I’m intrigued by this book. Of course it takes place in Japan. Of course it has a fantasy aspect. Naturally these two things hold a lot of appeal to me.
Only instead of purchasing the Kindle version of this book, I might buy a used paperback copy. It’s just easier on the pocketbook.
This would be an excellent book to read for the Magical March Reading Challenge. So I might get this one sooner rather then later.
What fantasy books are you reading these days? Do they blend any two genres you’re interested in?