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Is My Little Sister Can Read Kanji a Good Satire?

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My Little Sister Can Read Kanji is a novel I’ve complained about before. In a post from two months ago, I said that Siskan had an entertaining premise but was not a well-told story overall. I still stand by these opinions, even after reading the second volume.

And yet I haven’t stopped reading the series, nor have I stopped thinking about its themes. It makes me question my beliefs about literature, not because it’s a good satire, but because it’s a bad one.

This must be getting confusing for you, so let me take a step back and explain what the satire in Siskan is all about.

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