Book review: 『愛がなんだ』by Mitsuyo Kakuta

Introduction Mitsuyo Kakuta has written an impressive amount of books, including novels, essays, translations and children's books. She won the Naoki Prize in 2004 for her novel 『対岸の彼女』, translated into English by Wayne P. Lammers under the title Woman on the Other Shore. 『愛がなんだ』was first published in 2003 and adapted into a film in 2019..

Book review: 『ぼくらの七日間戦争』 by Osamu Soda

First published in 1985, 『ぼくらの七日間戦争』 is the first novel of the series ぼくら. I am not completely sure, but I think that the series follows the same characters over the years, as they grow up. In 『ぼくらの七日間戦争』, the protagonist Eiji and his classmates are in first year of middle school. We apparently follow them through..

Book Review: 『検事の本懐』by Yuko Yuzuki

This book is a collection of short stories from the series Sadato Sakata (佐方貞人シリーズ). This is the second book of the series, but from what I understand, the events described in 『検事の本懐』happened before those described in the first book of the series. As a consequence, I think that starting with 『検事の本懐』is not a problem. Setting..

Book Review: 『探偵倶楽部』by Keigo Higashino

There are 5 short detective stories in 『探偵倶楽部』(The Membership Detective Club - たんていくらぶ) by Keigo HIGASHINO (東野圭吾) and I loved every single one of them! The stories all feature the Membership Detective Club, but the detectives are not the protagonists. The stories mainly focus on the people that are involved or find themselves involved in..