Book review: 『本を読む人だけが手にするもの』 by Kazuhiro Fujihara

Introduction Title: 『本を読む人だけが手にするもの』Author: Kazuhiro FUJIHARA (藤原和博)Published by ちくま文庫296 pages Review I will say it plainly: I didn’t like this book. Reading it was a waste of time, the author kept bragging about himself, I haven’t learned anything, and I felt insulted by the author. “I am such a great person” type of book The point…

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Book review: 『探偵さえいなければ』 by Tokuya Higashigawa

Highly recommended if you are looking for fun detective stories!

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Book review: 『蹴りたい背中』 by Risa Wataya (綿矢りさ)

Introduction Title: 『蹴りたい背中』 (けりたいせなか)Author: Risa WATAYA (綿矢りさ)Published by 河出文庫183 pages This is Risa Wataya’s second and best known novel who won her the Akutagawa Prize at the age of 19. Review My previous experience with Risa Wataya’s books has not been exciting. I read 『勝手にふるえてろ』in translation but remember not being impressed by it. More recently, I read…

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Book review: 『ガリレオの苦悩』 by Keigo Higashino

Introduction Title: 『ガリレオの苦悩』 (がりれおのくのう)Author: Keigo HIGASHINO (東野圭吾)Published by 文春文庫p376. This is the fourth book in the Galileo series. It is a collection of five short stories. Four of the short stories were first published in various magazines and one was written for the book edition, which was first published in 2008. As far as I…

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