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Winter Sleep Paperback – Jan 1 2005


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“The spirit of James M. Cain's novels hovers over Winter Sleep, a bleak but compelling slice of deadpan noir.” The Seattle Times“(Winter Sleep) gives new meaning to the term ‘splatter’.” — Agony Column“Kitakata manages his nihilistic climax with consummate control...it's absolutely compelling to read.” The Japan Times“Kitakata…[is] part Spillane, part Dostoevsky, but always hard-boiled.” — Hackwriters.com

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Kenzo Kitakata is the undisputed don of hardboiled and mystery writing in Japan. Immensly popular wiht mature readers both male and female, his works have won numerous literary awards.

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Inside Someone Else's Head April 21 2005
By Bruce Critchley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was fascinated with this book, as I was with ASHES. Each took me into the life and thoughts of someone I would never expect to identify with, and I was completely absorbed. I appreciated sharing the most mundane moments in first person with the principal character, as well as his high and low moments. In a way that Takeshi Kitano did with his early gangster films, I felt that I had been given an important insight into what it could really be like to be an artist.

The characters were very interesting and complex, each with a mysterious history, and their interactions were highly unexpected right to the end. The plot moved forward in a logical manner, and the ending was satisfying, something I can't say for many Japanese novels I have read.

Kitaka seems to be known as a crime writer, but crime didn't seem to be the main emphasis here. A good book!
Psychology of a certain type of artist May 18 2015
By Sye Sye - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Living inside an artist's head can become claustrophobic. We spend an autumn in an artists head as he paints during a retreat in mountains. While there is a crime element to the story and a hard-boiled style of writing, this book transcends a crime novel tag. As we spend a winter with Nakagi in a kind of hibernation, we seem him gradually emerge into a growing awareness of other people and their lives. Save this book for cold weather, it is a great read and hard to describe. Another book that is similar is Plainsong by Kazushi Hosaka, though without the criminal aspects.

A great off beat piece of Japanese literature.


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