Book review: 『あのころ』by Momoko Sakura

This is a collection of autobiographical episodes about the author’s childhood. Heart-warming, relatable and funny. Highly recommended!

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Book review: 『アンフィニシュトの書』 by Shinya Asashiro

An engrossing mystery light novel!

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Book review: 『容疑者Xの献身』 by Keigo Higashino

The Devotion of Suspect X is one of my favourite books of crime fiction ever! Highly recommended!

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Book review: 『おれがあいつであいつがおれで』 by Hisashi Yamanaka

Schoolmates Kazuo and Kazumi wake up in each other’s body and try their best to fit in their new environment while looking for a way to go back to their former self… An engrossing, funny and touching story!

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Book review: 『錦繡』by Teru Miyamoto

Introduction Title: 『錦繡』(きんしゅう)Author: Teru MIYAMOTO 宮本輝Published by 新潮文庫270 pages First published in 1982, 『錦繡』is certainly one of Teru Miyamoto’s most popular novels. It was translated into English by Roger K. Thomas under the title Kinshu: Autumn Brocade, and into French, Le Brocart, by Maria Grey. Review 『錦繡』 is an epistolary novel (only composed of letters). Aki…

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Book review: 『まる子だった』by Momoko Sakura

『まる子だった』is a collection of 17 autobiographical short stories about Momoko Sakura’s childhood. The stories are very nice, sometimes funny, and not difficult to read. Highly recommended!

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Book review: 『老後の資金がありません』by Miu Kakiya

『老後の資金がありません』is a humorous and engrossing novel about managing household finances when everything seems to get in the way.

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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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