Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Alternative history stories telling about the Nazis taking over the world are not uncommon, the possibilities are obviously horrifying and the author does not shy away from this motif.

Fun Facts Friday: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.

Book Review: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming realized that after World War II, England was no longer the world power it once was and lets it all out on the page in a dialog which must have been torturous to write between Bond and the head of the Japanese Secret Service.

Book Review: Escape from the Deep by Alex Kershaw

Mr. Kershaw tells an excellent story, pieced together by official records, as well personal experience as told by the survivors themselves.

Book Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

About: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka is a Japanese science fiction story. The novel was made into a movie called Edge of Tomorrow, rebranded to Live, Die, Repeat when released in DVD format, but it looks like they changed it back.   230 pages Publisher: Haikasoru; Original edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1421527618 […]

Fun Facts Friday: Naoya Shiga

When Shiga declared his intention to marry one of the family’s maids, she was quickly “removed” from the household.

Book Review: My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941 by Bess Taubman and Ernest Arroyo

My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941 by authors Bess Taubman & Ernest Arroyo and illustrated by Edward L. Cox Jr. is a non-fiction book which has the look and feel of a post WWII scrapbook and tells the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath.

Unbroken Trailer

A few years ago I read a wonderful book called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand I highly recommend the book to everyone.

Check out this trailer below, looks fantastic, hopefully it would do a bit of justice to the story and the man.

Fun Facts Friday: Ichiyō Higuchi

3. Her father was a law-rank samurai (a rank which he bought and lost), a municipal worker and lost the family’s money on a failed business

Book Review: How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett

How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett is a fascinating collection of more than 30 short essays about naval warfare and oceanic disasters. The book spans decades, there are essays ranging from the days of the Spanish armada to naval blunders from the 1960s.

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