This book just grabbed me and transported me to that Japanese village ages ago. The descriptions of the seasons changing would normally seem dull to me, but are so crisp here that... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by C. Cantu
This has become one of my all-time favorite books. I discovered Yoshimura by accident and have, since, tried to obtain everything by him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandi F-H
This is an amazing book, while its text is short and simple it's impact is profound and deep. Taking a story that wouldn't raise an eyebrow when summarized on half a page, Akira... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Quinton Fox
Shipwrecks is a story of a poor coastal village in medieval Japan as a young boy, Isaku, is coming of age. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stretchkev
“Shipwrecks” is set in a remote fishing village in medieval Japan. The author follows the life of Isaku from childhood into adulthood. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Erez Davidi
Reading Shipwrecks is like a walk into the past - more like a wander as the rituals and routines of a small Japanese community unfold with the seasons. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan Raphael
Although the writing is very simple, the style is perfect to convey the harsh reality of life in an isolated fishing village of Medieval Japan. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by T.M.D.
Yoshimura's writing is clean, simple, and affecting. I read this a couple of years ago on a beach holiday and haven't been able to get it out of my mind since then. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by G. Allison