Two prostitutes have been murdered in Tokyo. Yuriko had been working as a prostitute all her life, starting while still at school, where her stunning beauty compensated for what she lacked in intellect. Kazue worked for a blue-chip company. She chose to walk the streets at night where she hoped... show more
Two prostitutes have been murdered in Tokyo. Yuriko had been working as a prostitute all her life, starting while still at school, where her stunning beauty compensated for what she lacked in intellect. Kazue worked for a blue-chip company. She chose to walk the streets at night where she hoped to get noticed. How and why did this tragedy occur?
Publish date: February 7th 2008
Pages no: 467
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Japanese Literature
I love an unreliable narrator. There’s something to be said for a straightforward narrative where the only unreliability is people being woefully unaware that the person they’re always arguing with is the person they’re secretly in love with, but sometimes I prefer something a little meatier. And th...
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I had to stop. I picked this book up because I enjoyed Out so much. However, I only got about 1/3 of the way through this novel before I just couldn't take it anymore. There's some good commentary on the hyper-competitive schools and the treatment of women in Japan. And it's all bound into a story t...
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