Thanks to a Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I am a huge fan of Japanese literature and always hesitate to describe something as very ‘Japanese’ because Japanese culture is not a monolith but…this book is very Japanese.
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Thanks to HQ Young Adult and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Soul of the Sword pretty much picks up where Shadow of the Fox finished off. I really enjoyed the previous book in this series so was chuffed to bits to be approved for this sequel.
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Thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hmmmmm. Definitely not a book to give as a gift.
I’ve always had a huge interest in Heian period Japan so was really intrigued about this book. The synopsis sounded interesting too so I was excited to get stuck in.
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Thanks to Canongate and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
It seems to me that, in general, Canongate is incapable of publishing a duff book. This novel is written by a South East Asian author and the cover is also downright gorgeous. Canongate? Asian Author? Pretty cover? I’m on board.
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Thanks to Kodansha Comics and Netgalley for providing me with an Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
A bit of a Japanese theme on my blog this week. I used to read a huge amount of manga before physical space and bank account constraints put an end to most of my habit, but I still pick the odd one up if it seems intriguing. I’ve always been a fan of the Tale of Genji, written in the 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu arguably the first novel ever written, and by a woman no less.
Continue reading ““The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn” by Waki Yamato”