In the Miso Soup

In the Miso Soup

My Thoughts I’m beginning to think that I have an unhealthy obsession with Japanese thrillers, I’ve loved every single one that I have picked up so far. In the Miso Soup is a noir thriller about a tour guide that…

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The Memory Police

The Memory Police

My Thoughts The Memory Police is one of the most disorienting and haunting novels that I had ever read. It felt like watching a black and white movie on a projector with film that is slowly deteriorating. The story centers…

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Confessions

Confessions

My Thoughts Yuko is a teacher that finds out that two of her students had murdered her daughter and finds herself conflicted between her duty as an educator and her despair and desire for revenge. This book even from the…

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Audition

Audition

My Thoughts Audition may just be one of the fastest reads I’ve had all year, finishing in just under 24 hours. The story follows an aging widower named Aoyama, who holds an audition to find a new bride. The narrative…

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Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

My Thoughts Keiko is a convenience store worker and, to the people around her, a bit of an oddball. She has worked part-time at the same store for her entire adult life with no aspirations to pursue a full-time career,…

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