Day: May 2, 2018

Book Review: 「放送禁止」by 長江俊和

I finished reading the three stories of the book 「放送禁止」by 長江俊和 (ながえとしかず), and it was much better than I thought it might be. First of all, I should say that the three short stories in the book are a written adaptation of the TV series of the same name. If you prefer to watch the TV version, then it’s better not to read the book first. Nice mysteries The stories are all told from the point of view of a reporter who is filming a documentary. The reader sees the things through the camera and listens to what the protagonists have to say during their interview or while the reporter films their daily life. First, I thought that it would be more some kind of horror stories that keep you awake at night. Therefore, I was surprised to see that they are not at all “horror” stories, even though I could imagine that the TV series might be scarier than the book. To me, they were more mysteries, involving social topics (family violence, stocker, suicide). …