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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Book Review: 『新参者』by Keigo HIGASHINO

About the book Title: 『新参者』(しんざんもの)Author: Keigo HIGASHINO 東野圭吾Published by 講談社文庫 『新参者』is the 8th (out of 10) book of the detective Kaga series (加賀シリーズ). The series feature detective Kyoichiro KAGA (加賀恭一郎). The series spans 30 years, the first novel was published in 1986 (it was Higashino’s second novel) and the last one was published in 2016. Setting…

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Book review: 『ジャッジメント』by Yuka Kobayashi

An engrossing novel that sets a fictional setting to ask the question: how far should retribution go?

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