Tag Archives: Japan

Holmes Resurrected

Sherlock Holmes the Missing Years: Japan by Vasudev Murthy is a refreshing new Holmes mystery. Narrated by the ever faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson, the mystery begins with an ominous letter written in Sherlock Holmes handwriting instructing Watson to make haste … Continue reading

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Starting Over

I chose to read The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs because the title of the book intrigued me.  The novel however, did not meet my expectations.  It is a good story about a young Jewish widow who … Continue reading

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Karma

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s a long one, over 400 pages, but so worth the time it takes to read. The book, published in 2008, was … Continue reading

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Mail Order Brides

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka is unlike any other book I have ever read.      I think that is what I like most about Otsuka’s work.  She has a unique voice and a very good one … Continue reading

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Casualties of War

I thought Memorial Day would be an appropriate time to read       When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. I believe it is important to learn the lessons history teaches us.  Understandably, our perspectives of war are … Continue reading

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The Artist Reflects

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro came to my attention via another book review blog.  The author also wrote The Remains of the Day, which is one of my favorite movies.  Ishiguro was born in Japan in … Continue reading

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