Category Archives: Japan

Evil and the Mask

Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura (Japan) 2013/356 pages rating:  9 / literary thriller I really didn’t know if I wanted to read this.  It sounded so horrific.  But I rather enjoyed Nakamura’s first novel in English,  The Thief,  so … Continue reading

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The Thief (x2)

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura (Japan) 2012 / 211 pages (read by Charlie Thurston –  4h 1m) Rating:  8.5 / literary crime I just reread this book – The first review is here.  I have both the audio and the Kindle versions … Continue reading

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The Thief

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura 2012 / 211 pages read by Charlie Thurston –  4h 1m Nakamura’s first novel to be translated into English is a very dark tale, gritty and graphic, about a pick-pocket in Tokyo.  The first person narrator (unnamed … Continue reading

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Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami 2002 – Rating – 7 I first read this back in 2006 and very much enjoyed it but anymore I’m just not interested in the sexual fantasies of teenage boys.   I’m far more … Continue reading

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1Q84 Redux

by Haruki Murakami 2011 / 954 pages  / Audio & Kindle / rating – 9.5 I realize that I made NOTES on this book and I posted them and I included the book in my monthly reads for November but I didn’t … Continue reading

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