Mailbox Monday (6) March 26, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: books, reading
by David Peace
It’s August 1946—one year after the Japanese surrender—and women are turning up dead all over Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police—irreverent, angry, despairing—goes on the hunt for a killer known as the Japanese Bluebeard—a decorated former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least ten women amidst the turmoil of post-war Tokyo. As he undertakes the case, Minami is haunted by his own memories of atrocities that he can no longer explain or forgive. Unblinking in its vision of a nation in a chaotic, hellish period in its history,Tokyo Year Zero is a darkly lyrical and stunningly original crime novel.
Due to my Japanese author trend, this book was an unusual choice for me because David Peace is British. Still, this book centers on Japan, so maybe not so unusual. I hear David Peace is an excellent writer. I hope he lives up to his touting.