"People Who Eat Darkness
is an extraordinary, compulsive and brilliant book. The account of the crime, the investigation and the trial -- particularly in its knowledge and understanding of the Japan in which this tragedy took place -- is both insightful and gripping; the attempt to understand Obara is fascinating but never ghoulish; and finally, and most of all, the compassion for Lucie Blackman and her family is very, very moving."
—David PeaceFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
RICHARD LLOYD PARRY, an award-winning foreign correspondent, is the Asia editor of The Times
, based in Tokyo.