Book review: 『ボッコちゃん』by Shinichi Hoshi

Introduction Title: 『ボッコちゃん』Author: Shinichi Hoshi (星新一)Published by 新潮文庫 Shinichi Hoshi is well known for his short short stories and is considered to be the pioneer of Japanese SF. 『ボッコちゃん』is a collection of 50 short short stories chosen by the author himself. Review This is the first time that I read stories by Shinichi Hoshi, and…

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Book review: 『マチネの終わりに』by Keiichiro Hirano

Introduction Title: 『マチネの終わりに』Author: Keiichiro Hirano 平野啓一郎Published by 文春文庫 This novel is a best-seller in Japan and has been adapted into film in 2019. It tells the love story between Satoshi Makino and Yoko Komine. Satoshi, 38 years old, is a talented guitarist of classical music. After one of his concerts, he meets the reporter Yoko Komine,…

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