Book review: 『六番目の小夜子』 by Riku Onda

Riku Onda is a prolific author who won the Naoki Prize in 2017 for her novel 『蜜蜂と遠雷』. 『六番目の小夜子』 is the author’s debut novel. Review 『六番目の小夜子』 has overall positive reviews on Amazon, but it is hard for me to understand why... Maybe some reviews are from readers who love Riku Onda and enjoyed reading her debut..

Book review: 『ぼくはイエローでホワイトで、ちょっとブルー』by Mikako Brady

『ぼくはイエローでホワイトで、ちょっとブルー』is a nonfiction book published in 2019 (a bunko edition has since been released). It is divided in 16 short chapters (around 15 pages each). Review I bought 『ぼくはイエローでホワイトで、ちょっとブルー』because it had amazing reviews on Amazon, it won prizes for nonfiction, and most of all, because I was interested in (what I thought would be) the..

Book review: 『錦繡』by Teru Miyamoto

First published in 1982, 『錦繡』is certainly one of Teru Miyamoto's most popular novels. It was translated into English by Roger K. Thomas under the title Kinshu: Autumn Brocade, and into French, Le Brocart, by Maria Grey. Review 『錦繡』 is an epistolary novel (only composed of letters). Aki and Yasuaki were once a married couple. They..