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24 Jan 19
A Shameful Life by Dazai Osamu

A Shameful Life by Dazai Osamu

Review by George Mullins

Ningen Shikkaku (translated as ‘A Shameful Life’) still persists as one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novels in Japan. Mark Gibeau’s latest translation certainly provides a refreshing and interesting reconstruction of this Japanese classic.

08 Nov 18
The Beast Player by Uehashi Nahoko

The Beast Player by Uehashi Nahoko

Review by Harry Martin

The Beast Player is the long-awaited English translation of the famous Kemono no Soja series by renowned fantasy writer Uehashi Nahoko. Uehashi projects immense creativity and vision, creating a fantasy world of epic proportions. She incorporates culture, history and ecology so authentically that the story feels like a tangible reality for the reader.

11 Oct 18
Killing Commendatore by Murakami Haruki

Killing Commendatore by Murakami Haruki

Review by Beau Waycott

Breaking from first-person narration for the first time in almost ten years, Murakami Haruki’s Killing Commendatore is an epic novel that fails to capture the wry poignance and fully immersive settings of his earlier works.

03 Oct 18
If Cats Disappeared From The World by Kawamura Genki

If Cats Disappeared From The World by Kawamura Genki

Review by Morgane Chinal-Dargent

This novel is a smart yet deep reflexion over life, love and the capacity to let go of what is not truly necessary to give meaning to our existences.

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