Issue 32

Book Review Issue 32 Volume 6 Number 2 (April 2011)

Editor: Sean Curtin
Managing Editor: John Toppon

 

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09 May 11
Confessions

Confessions

If you think that a teacher revengefully lacing students’ milk with her late former lover’s HIV-positive blood is as macabre and horrific as it gets, the final scenes of Confessions will have you hooked and gripped to your seat in uneasy disbelief.

07 Apr 11
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

by David Mitchell, Sceptre/Hodder and Stoughton, 2010, 469 pages, ISBN 978-0-340-92156-2 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi This readable historical novel set in Japan has been well reviewed in the national press. Many Japan Society members will have read about it and some may already have read the book. Anyone interested in the life of the […]

09 Apr 10
The Gardens of Japan

The Gardens of Japan

This is not a guide to Japanese gardens. Nor is it a history of Japanese gardens. It consists of photographs with brief descriptions of selected gardens. The photos are well and artistically taken, but as there are only a few for each garden covered they inevitably do no more than show limited aspects of particular gardens. Anyone who wants some nice pictures of Japanese gardens as a souvenir of a visit to Japan may enjoy this book which would be a good addition to their pile of coffee table books

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