Day: April 3, 2019

Book review: 『切り裂きジャックの告白』by Shichiri NAKAYAMA (中山七里)

Presentation Title: 『切り裂きジャックの告白』(Confession of Jack the Ripper)Author: Shichiri NAKAYAMA 中山七里Editor: 角川文庫355 pages. Shichiri NAKAYAMA is a prolific author of crime fiction. 『切り裂きジャックの告白』is the first novel to introduce the police detective Hayato INUKAI (犬養隼人). Setting The novel is exactly about what its title refers to: a serial killer who calls himself “Jack”, murders similar to those of Jack the Ripper, a police investigation to find the killer. But there is also more in this novel than a simple chase of the murderer. The story addresses the topic of organ donation and transplantation and contains several discussions on this topic. Review: Very interesting, difficult to read and not very suspenseful. First of all, I found all the debates and thoughts surrounding the medical and ethical aspects of organ donation both interesting and difficult to read. This book was definitely not an easy read, both because of its topic and its language level. There was a good amount of vocabulary I had to look up, especially all the medical terms. For example, there is scene that describes how …