Taj must fight and consume the sins of the rich, and bear them as tattoos upon his skin. When a conspiracy against the throne comes to light, it’s suddenly up to Taj to fight for justice, even when the whole world despises the sin eaters.
Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.
Tina aka “Tiny Girl” is a thief on the streets of Sangui City, Kenya and she only cares about two things: her sister and punishing the man responsible for her mother’s brutal murder. When a botched robbery brings her face to face with a friend from her past and a new clue about her mother’s murder, Tina must embark on a journey for the truth, wherever that may lead her.
the moment seokjin’s voice shatters through to yoongi’s lovely dreams of billion dollar mansions overlooking entire cities, brightly colored maseratis and bentleys strewn across expansive lawns, and nice shiny bling presented to him on red velvet cushions, yoongi can already tell that something is terribly wrong and has that sense of foreboding weighing heavily in the pit of his stomach.
“oh my god, what the hell!”
“ugh, what is he shouting about now?” namjoon groans, flipping over and burying his head under the pillow.
a muffled, unidentifiable sort of gibberish comes from somewhere in taehyung’s general area, and hoseok agrees with whatever taehyung had said (how hoseok even understood a single word is a matter beyond yoongi’s ability to comprehend).
“don’t know, don’t care,” yoongi replies, copying namjoon’s action and stuffing his own pillow over his face.
it’s way too early in the morning for anyone’s shit, so yoongi is just going to roll over and go back to sleep.
I just finished reading Grasshopper last night, and I’m dying to ramble about it so I decided to collect some thoughts of the book itself, and also with the upcoming movie in mind! If you don’t want to know anything, this will include spoilers (not the ending though), but if you’re curious to know more about the story, Semi, and what to expect from the movie, this is for you!
i had this dream sunday night where grasshoppers spoke french. so every time they jumped or whatever theyd say the french word for jump. and then i befriended a grasshopper and we we drinking coffee and every time itd take a drink of its coffee it would say the french word for drink. it was fucking wild