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By Catherine Hanrahan | Comments: ( 786 ) | Date: ( May 27, 2020 )

Margaret is doing everything in her power to forget home, and Tokyo s exotic nightlife, teeming with drink, drugs, and three hour love hotels enables her to keep her demons at bay.


  • Title: Lost Girls And Love Hotels
  • Author: Catherine Hanrahan
  • ISBN: 9780743294904
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Unknown Binding

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  • Petra X

    I don't like to be negative about books by ' authors, but I really can't find anything good to say about this book at all other than the cover is really attractive. Ploughing through stories written in dialogue that people would never speak is depressing and pointless. The characters seem uncaring, apathetic, nihilistic as a way of appearing cool but actually just read as dreary. Filed on 'given-up' shelf.


  • Sara Power

    good for people who liked Lost In Translation.you feel like you know exactly how confused the narrator is in Japan. very cool.


  • Jamieson

    “I sell my time and kill my body…”Margaret is a woman who lives for the downward spiral. Fleeing from Canada to escape her past, Margaret settles in Tokyo to work for Air-Pro Stewardess Training Institute. There, she immerses herself in drugs and sex to forget her family and repress memories of her brother Frank: The brother who tried to kill her.Sharing an apartment with her friend Ines, another fellow Canadian, Margaret ingests illegal substances, drinks herself into stupors and tries to [...]


  • Eveline Chao

    this book is TERRIBLE from a writerly standpoint and yet i LOVE it. biggest flaws: the characters are barely sketched out & not developed at ALL, and the big dark background thing that is supposed to be the protagonist's psychological motivation for acting the way she does is totally lame & not fleshed out. actually, beyond not being fleshed out, it's barely even mentioned. so we're basically asked to go with the idea that this thing that only gets a few lines in the book (okay that's an [...]


  • Val

    Totally forgot (until now) that I read this book in high school. Maybe it would've been better to not remember it at all.


  • Myfanwy

    Catherine Hanrahan's debut novel Lost Girls and Love Hotels is the story of a stranger in a strange land. The stranger is Margaret, a young woman who teaches English (or English pronounciation) in a stewardess school and the strange land is Japan. On surface this could be the story of any 20-something searching for identity, salving old wounds with sex and drugs. Dig a little deeper, however, and you see that there is much more than meets the eye. Like most young women who have absent fathers, d [...]


  • Jason Pym

    Pace way too slow, occasionally uses second person (for no clear reason) and hackneyed expressions ("eyes like pissholes in the snow" etc). But This would have made a great short story, or a great opening to a novel that went somewhere. The missing girl, the Yakuza boyfriend, felt like a story waiting to happen.


  • Jacqueline

    This book came highly recommened to me and I had to admit that with my taste for anime and manga, it seemed like a safe bet. When I picked it up I was imediatelly fascinated by Margaret, her strange apathtic nature that clashed with a strange sense of vivaciousness. The language is straight-forward and empathic and I found myself loving Margaret, even her faults, with a sudden intensity. I honestly couldn't put the book down, her dark humor, intense desire for anonminity, and strange passion had [...]


  • Booklover Butterfly

    Lost Girls and Love Hotels is about a young woman who flees to Tokyo to escape a troubled childhood in Canada. Soon enough, the young woman, Margaret, becomes riveted by and immersed in the nightlife of Tokyo, which leads to her getting involved with a dangerous gangster.Lost Girls and Love Hotels is an enthralling novel. It had such a gritty, authentic vibe to it that I wonder how much of the story came from the author’s personal experience on one level or another. I’m impressed that Lost G [...]


  • Paul

    I was a sucker for "Lost in Tokyo" stories long before Sofia C. & Bill Murray got "Lost in Translation"; and a "Lost in Tokyo" story is exactly what this book is. This book, however, adds a layer of suspense and paranoia by tossing a serial killer tale into the mix of the usual frothy Sex, Neon and Booze soaked ambience that tends to pervade any "Gaijin in the Capital City" story. Perfect reading for the bus or a lazy afternoon involving cake. Or Sour Patch Kids. Anyway, you get the point: A [...]


  • Alayna

    My younger sister reccomended this to me.or rather told me i had to read it. I really liked it, different, i like how when talking about sex it was mostly descrite, in other words the authour was basically saying in those parts "use you imagination". Reading this i felt like i was transported to Japan tho i've never been there. I can't wait for more by this author.


  • Anne

    This could have been so good. The blurb on the cover promised the story of a missing girl setting off a chain of events. But she's barely mentioned twice in the book.The plot is minimal and it doesn't flow. Sorry, great idea, great promise but sadly doesn't deliver.


  • Sabine

    I enjoyed the book very much. For me it was different to the stuff I usually read (mysteries). But I loved to read about the strange life she lived in a for me "alien" country. It is one of the books I will never forget.


  • Missmle

    I just loved this book! Catherine was a co-worker of mine and we mostly talked about books and how much we hated where we worked;) Isn't that normal though?


  • Marie

    This is my version of a beach read, pure fun.


  • Mary Lynn

    "Lost" Canadian girl escapes to Tokyo, teaches English to flight attendant wannabes by day, explores the darker side of the Tokyo "Love Hotel" by night. Good, fast read. Really liked it.


  • Bill Boswell

    Good but found ending a bit of a let down


  • Ape

    For some silly reason, when I was looking to get hold of a copy of this book, I thought it was a factual book about the love hotel industry and lost girls in Japan. It's actual fiction. But it was a good read, I quite enjoyed it. I've read some reviews complaining about how all the characters are stereotypes/ two dimensional. I think in some ways this is how Margaret is, in that in her drink, drugs and sex binge in Japan, she herself is trying to forget who she is, so she's hardly going to open [...]


  • PurplyCookie

    Margaret, a 20-something Canadian, has fled to Tokyo to escape her past and now instructs aspiring stewardesses in "cabin-crew and airline interview English." By night, she numbs herself with drink and dangerous sex. Her story, as readers learn in alternating chapters, features an imploding family and a dangerously schizophrenic brother. Though Margaret is less than convincing as a narrator, her surreal Tokyo encounters propel the book: a barkeep who communicates with lines from Beatles songs, s [...]


  • James

    Margaret, an English specialist at an air stewardess training centre in Tokyo, is doing everything she can to forget the traumatic events of her past and her home. Repressing memories and feelings in nightly drug-fuelled binges and sex-filled days, she and her friends begins a steady spiral out of control. On meeting a Japanese man, Kazu, and beginning an affair with him, Margaret finds herself increasingly out of balance; she is falling for him but he has a wife - a possessive and angry wife - [...]


  • Laura

    Margaret is desperately trying to escape her past. She finds the distractions of Tokyo help her do that, but it’s a big city and she’s only one girl. When she becomes infatuated with a dangerous man, she realizes how easy it would be disappear, whether she wants to or not.I received this book from a friend about a year ago. I forgot what it was even about before I opened it, and it was sp much more tragic than I originally expected. Margaret has had to watch her brother go crazy. but instead [...]


  • Nancyc

    When I met Catherine Hanrahan at a book signing, I asked her if her book was Chick Lit. The cover of the book is screaming pink with an anima style drawing of a woman wrapped in sheets, gazing at me with paint-on-velvet eyes. Upon hearing this question, Hanrahan’s eyes registered hurt with a sliver of anger, then turned to defense. I think her companion actually gasped. No, she said. Her book was anything but Chick Lit. She didn’t see why I would have thought such a thing.Well, she was right [...]


  • Alpha

    "From what I know, this is the only novel ever written by Hanrahan and I have to say it is a good novel for what it is. I love how the story is set in Japan and how it is about an American girl getting by living in Japan and adapting to the culture, the style, and changing to the many differences from Western culture. However, what I do like is it is based mostly around the more seedy and dangerous side of the Japanese culture.In Japan, sex is such a major taboo despite how open they are. Someth [...]


  • angie

    Lost Girls is so quirky and funny and dark and mysterious plus (this is shallow!) the cover is very eye-catching!:)As you may be able to tell from the cover Margaret is not the best role model in the world, but she's been through a lot and is trying to escape her painful past (and less than thrilling job at Air-Pro Stewardess Training Institute) by losing herself in drugs and sex in Tokyo's exotic night life.Those scenes can be pretty explicit, but the sadness and genuine pain she's in when she' [...]


  • Maria (Ri)

    After finally getting around to reading this one, I finished it in an afternoon. The pace is fast and furious, much as was my experience while visiting Tokyo! It was a surprise and delight to recognize both the sights and sounds of Tokyo and Toronto, where I lived for several years, and Bali where I studied for a semester abroad in university. I feel like Margaret is my alter ego. If I had a miserable and tragic childhood, perhaps I would end up in a similar fate. Reading this novel was both com [...]


  • Sandra

    Margaret is a young American woman who is living and working in Japan so she can try and forget about her life back home where here brother is a schizophrenic and her mum has found some kind of comfort in the same sex.After work Margaret goes out and parties hard by drinking,doing drugs and spending time in the Love Hotel by doing this she represses her memories of a painful life.Margaret does find a love interest who is some kind of mysterious gangster. I find him a bit lame and don't think muc [...]


  • Karmen

    Author managed to communicate the disconnect b/w foreigners and Japanese. Not to mention the regard that Japanese and most Asian cultures have for "face". An overwhelming concern for the facade demonstrated in that replicas are everywhere - architecture, clothing, industry - to the exclusion of being able to grow and develop.Yes, I've first hand knowledge of this phenomena. The people are overwhelmingly kind and yet very private.


  • Rachelle Yatchotay

    (I am still currently reading this book.) This book is about a woman named Margaret who now lives in Tokyo having to escape from her crazy brother Frank who has tried to kill her. Going down a terrible path, she slowly kills her body with illegal drugs and alcohol . Sex is also another way that temperately helps her forget about her horrid past. The book is basically from her perspective, as she also reveals her twisted flashbacks from her childhood every now and then.


  • Alyson

    I thought this was really well done. It was reminiscent of my younger, self destructive years. Longer review to follow, but I think anyone who can relate to the emotional state of the narrator will enjoy this at least I did. I bet that some will not recognize the particular emotional defects and be horrified by the book.


  • Mandy Tanksley

    Margaret is lost in her Tokyo life. She teaches English to soon-to-be flight attendants during the day and explores Tokyo's nightlife of an evening. She finds her life spiraling out of control in this strange yet fascinating world. The premise is interesting enough to warrant this as a good read, but it's written in a way that almost makes you want to put it down and walk away.


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