Toddler-Hunting by Taeko Kono – Short Story Summary, Analysis, Review

Toddler-Hunting by Taeko Kono – Short Story Summary, Analysis, Review

Welcome to the CodeX Cantina where our mission is to get more people talking about books! From the short story collection of the same title, we look at “Toddler-Hunting” today which can be a very polarizing text. With themes that explore very sensitive subjects and how our inner fantasies can become reality, we have a hot discussion today! Our copy was translated by Lucy North.

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0:00 Context
1:50 Plot Summary
5:49 Analysis
11:14 Wrap Up and Ratings

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  1. Cory Tsuhako on October 27, 2021 at 9:01 am

    First that I’m hearing of her. I’m almost afraid of leaving a comment. ; )

  2. Attention! on October 27, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Me: I wonder why Krypto didn’t show up?!
    Una: **continue to talk about the story**
    Me: Oh yeah, smart move Krypto.

  3. The CodeX Cantina on October 27, 2021 at 9:10 am

  4. Johanna on October 27, 2021 at 9:15 am

    What a disturbing and strange premise! Fascinating concept blurring private and public boundaries. I also really loved your analysis on putting oneself around repressed fantasies and vices as that relates to this story. Reminds me of that Carl Jung quote, "what you resist persists." The more you try to repress something, the more it will creep to the surface. So fascinating!

  5. Rajathon on October 27, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Wow this sounds intense.

  6. The Nerdy Narrative on October 27, 2021 at 9:39 am

    I have an author that I’m feeling the same way about – read one AMAZING and beautiful novella….then the next one was shock value, unbelievable and just didn’t work…so now I’m wondering what to do. Keep going? lol

    I’m curious about this one though, I get a bit of an impression I might pull out something different from it. Might have to sneak it in and see what I think. Just for funsies.