|Plot Summary of Planet Tokyo|
|"Planet Tokyo reveals Tokyo life of the late 20th century from the perspective of a Romanian student attending the most prestigious university in Tokyo while living with a Japanese family.
This Japan is less about samurais and geishas and more about drugs, alcohol, prejudice against foreigners, the gai-jin, mental institutions, as the author fearlessly deconstructs the facade both of Tokyo and herself.
Aquainted with alcohol, yakuza members and hospitalized for a while in an asylum by the family she was living with, as a means to agree to leave the country, Claudia manages to escape the institution only to return to her home country. The book also features descriptions of various parts of Tokyo and Yokohama Bay Bridge. "
Automated Alice, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Planet Tokyo|
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Time/era of story
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
Battle with a psychiatrist
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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