“Kashimada’s tale is a similar example [to that of Hiromi Kawakami and Yoko Ogawa] of an unusual love story that simply works [ . . . ] Ninety-Nine Kisses [is] bawdier (in Kawakami terms, it’s far more Mieko than Hiromi) [ . . . ] a book with two very different sides, then, but both are entertaining and I suspect this is likely to do well and I have my fingers crossed for it—let’s hope we see more of Kashimada’s work in English very soon.”
Read the full review in the Tony’s Reading List blog.