Publish date: January 1st 2011
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sano Ichiro (#1)
People say that playing video games is a complete waste of tell. Well, let me tell you, I found an instance where playing video games wasn't a waste of time. Instead of struggling to figure out how to pronounce Japanese names while reading this book, I was able to breeze through names like they we...
Wow.... What a marvelous book! Talk about culture shock! Talk about world-building! Talk about complex, multi-faceted plotting! I'm not even sure I can describe this book! It's set in Japan during the Edo period, so everything is very rigid. Filial duty, honor, and service to one's master a...
Source: Library Language: German (Original Language: English) Original Title: Shinju I love everything Japanese (I even lived there for a year), so I thought this would be epic win for me. It has Edo-period Japan (set in first year of Genroku or 1688) and a samurai police detective, so what could ...
What makes this novel worth reading sure isn't style or plot but the cultural and historical picture of Japan under the Shogunate. While it dips at times through others' points of view, this tale is mostly seen through the eyes of Sano Ichiru, a samurai currently employed as a Yoriki, supervising po...
I really enjoyed this book! What a pleasant surprise after reading many reviews that basically thought this book was average. This is a great look into the culture and history of Japan during the Tokugawa Shogunate. It basically is a police procedural, but set in Japan during their version of the...
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