Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Japanese crime fiction - some links

I've just finished Real World by Natsuo Kirino. This is her third book to be translated into English following on from Grotesque and Out. I certainly found it interesting if a little dark for my tastes. The narrators are teenagers and as it's an American English translation they do sound as if they're, like, totally from California.

In Catherine Sampson's top 10 Asian Crime Fiction she lists, Out plus some more Japanese crime titles including Murder At Mount Fuji by Shizuko Natsuki which I have had on my to be read pile since 1996...

More on Japanese crime fiction can be found at the Japan Visitor site.

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