Review of “Fängslad” (2000)


Sugimoto Reiichi (writer).

Read in 2023.

Read in Swedish in the collection Icke brännbara sopor (2000). The collection does not list the original date of publication.

There’s a friendly changing of the guard as one boyfriend replaces another without the woman present in the apartment.

Solidly “non-genre” non-SFF middlebrow contemporary fiction about a perfectly believable event with only minor dramatic and symbolic significance, neither overstated nor understated. Incidentally, this is also one of countless examples of Yamato Transport’s real-world Takkyūbin trademark, established for Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), appearing in unrelated fiction.

text Japanese production fiction