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Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: Of Exile And Excess In Japan
Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: Of Exile And Excess In Japan
by Stefhen F. D. Bryan
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 25.78
17 used & new from CDN$ 8.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, informative, and iconoclastic, Jan. 16 2012
Stefhan books is written in a unique style. It is almost like a stream of thought. It was obviously written not as a novel but more as a memoir. He wrote things as he remembered them or whenever he felt like writing about them. But, putting aside the structure and style of the book, the book has great merit in story telling and information on modern day society in Japan. He mixes his sexual addiction exploits with insightful details about women in Japanese society. He destroys the myth of the long lasting Japanese marriage and why it is so. It's not that Japanese women are happily married it's that they don't know of any other way to be. While the book could be better organized with better character development it is still highly entertaining because of his first person writing style. All in all, it's a unique book, that provides a penetrating, pun intended ;), insight into the dysfunctional aspect of Japanese society and ultimately ourselves as well.

PS It's a quick and easy read and well worth the price.

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