Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book Review Naoko by Keigo Higashino

Title: Naoko

Author: Keigo Higashino

Translated from the Japanese by: Kerim Yasar

Publisher: Vertical Inc, NY, NY, USA

Year: 2004

ISBN: 978-1-932234-07-7

Pages: 282

A tragic accident brings a family closer  together

Keigo Higashino takes the reader on a very warm and personal journey of grief between a father, mother and daughter. Set in Toyko, Japan we meet  Heisuke a factory manager who learns about his families death while watching the evening news,  both his wife and daughter have been killed in a bus crash on the ski slopes.

The book explores the steps one goes through when grieving a loved oneThe Japanese setting adds a unique  cultural insights for non-Japanese readers which add a dimension  to the overall depth and dimension of the story.

A fun, light and fast moving story that keeps you page turning with short chapters and a display of characters, settings and events.

Naoko has been made into a movie starring David Duchovny.

An intriguing take on death, grief and how individuals deal with it in creative ways.

Review Copyright Peter Hanami.2018. All Rights Reserved

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