The characters were well drawn, the pacing excellent, and the plot extremely clever.
So, i agree that it would not be easy to do a straight-up translation and make it seem like it was originally written in English.
Natsuo Kirino's imagery pulls the reader into becoming a part of every character and setting.
Translation is horrible, stylistically dull and often grammatically incorrect, novel itself probably twice as long as it needs to be. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Keith Perry
This one of my favorite novels. It so atmospheric and well written I felt that I was programmed into another reality and could not escape till I finished the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by reader
This book had me glued to the pages. Visuai image rise were so well described I could envision it as if I was there. The way it is structured is unbelievable! Read morePublished 5 months ago by CM
I was in love with this book up until the last 100 pages, then it was all downhill from there. I knew it was going to end the way it did because there are several hints throughout... Read morePublished 7 months ago by ErinEms
I absolutely love this book! I could hardly put it down because the story was so gripping. It is a very easy read and the plot is incredible!Published 7 months ago by Ray Shiva
I bought this book used and usually I will give it to a friend or donate to the library. It was riveting that much I can say and kept your interest. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laura J. Barnes
Well written but grotesque mystery. A view of the underbelly of life in Japan. Are people really this awful? Maybe but who wants to spend so much time with them.Published 10 months ago by pb328