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Three Special Girls: Classic Japanese Fiction Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B09G533YHD
- Publisher : Arigatai Books (September 12, 2021)
- Publication date : September 12, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 271 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 75 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,568,066 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The English translation of three short stories written by Ran Ikujirō is a welcome addition to what is on offer. "The Brainwave Manipulator" and "The Girl with Platinum Nerves" are fine examples of the work of this author, who unfortunately died far too young.
All three stories can be considered both to be sciencefiction and ‘soft’ horror. They are examples of good, ingenious entertainment literature and they show how early modern Japanese writers sought to connect with their Western equivalents such as Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle or Maurice Leblanc.
The translations here not only do full justice to the originals, they offer the reader a broader look into the popular literature of 1920s and 1930s Japan. "The Brainwave Manipulator " and " The Girls with Platinum Nerves " appealed to me most because they can be placed in the ‘hard’ SF genre. "A chronicle of Sleep Erosion" then again reminded me more of the darker stories by Edogawa Ranpo. It is a fine example of the « Ero-guro-nonsense » period in Japanese literature.
I am already looking forward to new publications at Arigatai Books