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Here we have one of those "mysteries" in which, from the very first pages, we know both what happened and "who done it". Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lee A. Makela
The book is OK about halfway, after which point it starts dragging along and the ending, while inevitable from plot's perspective, makes very little sense psychologically. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alexander Tsukerman
that nevertheless compelled from me real emotion and kept me rapt until the end.
This is only my second or third Japanese "Mystery Novel" and based on this admittedly... Read more
This noir crime story at first seems to be a somewhat tedious look at the banality of evil, but grows in interest and moral complexity as it unfolds from multiple perspectives. Read morePublished 10 months ago by soup cook
An utterly unique novel, from a unique culture. Villain is the kind of novel that sucks you in and won't let go. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Junky
Yoshida did a wonderful job writing about our murder victim. Yoshino, the murder victim is written in a way where it was hard for me to feel sympathy for her. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Morgan Richardson
Having lived in the region the story is set in, I found the characters and situations very believable. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Somewhat let down by the clumsy Americanisation of the translation, this book is nevertheless a fascinating study of the people affected by the aftermath of a violent crime. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by FictionFan
Yoshida is a painter of the ordinary life of those who the Japanese themselves do not see around: some of gullible, others extremely vain, they all struggle to realized that their... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Geraldo Faria