November 01, 2017

Book Review – The Last Assassin by Barry Eisler

Author:         Barry Eisler
Publisher:    Penguin Group Australia.2007
                     ISBN:            9780451412409
                      Pages:         373

John Rain visits New York

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John Rain is a Japanese American freelance assassin who discovers that his former lover Midori is raising their child in New York.

He has mixed feelings, can he get back together with her, will she see him. But she is being watched by his long list of enemies that come with the job, will his sudden appearance put the mother and his child in danger?

A fast paced novel that shares locations in Japan and New York, a great story.

        Book Review  The Last Assassin by Barry Eisler 

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October 01, 2017

Book Review: One Morning Like a Bird by Andrew Miller


Author:         Andrew Miller  
Publisher:    Sceptre, London. UK. 2008.
                      ISBN:           978-0-340-82514-3 
                      Pages:         37330

Life in Tokyo in the 1940’s through a young man’s eyes

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Set in Tokyo 1940, Andrew Miller tells the story of Yuji Takano who studies French at university and who one day dreams of being a writer.
Living at home with his parents we visit his life: his immediate family, relatives and friends of the family, meet the maids who take care of the house, the neighbours in the street, his part time job, go with him and friends as he goes to practice French at a traders house, riding on street cars in Tokyo (which have long disappeared), eating at street stalls and restaurants.
A historical fiction that shares the life and times of the era, the setting, details and relationships draw you in to be a part of the story.
It shares Yuji’s intimate thoughts and experiences as he journeys from teenager to a young adult.

Book Review   One Morning Like a Bird by Andrew Miller 

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