Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one day, her comfortable world is shattered.When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to ...
e tries to piece together the events of that day, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense, and it will take a genius to understand the genius behind this particular crime…
One of the biggest-selling Japanese thrillers ever, and the inspiration for a cult film, The Devotion of Suspect X is now being discovered across the world. Its blend of a page-turning story, evocative Tokyo setting and utterly surprising ending make it a must-read for anyone interested in international fiction.
Bona novel·la. Això si, s'han de superar les manies i llegir amb la ment oberta. Els fets quotidians que van relatan es corresponen a la societat japonesa, la qual cosa ens pot arribar a descolocar una mica.
Original and intriguing plot but could do with a better translation
I spotted this book on Anobii in a topic about Japanese novels and got intrigued. It sold millions of copies in Japan but had little or no visibility in the UK.
The story is very original and very well constructed. The prose is pretty bad. The
..."y bad. The problem is probably down to both the translation and the original script. I think this could be a best seller in the UK if it was given to a capable editor. The theme of mathematics+murder is very interesting and quite gripping.
It's a fast read so if you are interested in something 'different' and don't mind the bad English... go for it.Continua...Nascondi