Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

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.

Thoughts on: A Sense of Direction by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Article first published as Book Review: A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus on Blogcritics. About: A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a memoir of the author walking famous pilgrimage trail while working on his own issues. While this […]

Thoughts on: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Article first published as Book Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (Jay Rubin, trans.) on Blogcritics. About: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami is a fictional1987 novel set in 1960s Tokyo, Japan. The novel became popular with Japanese youth and propelled Murakami to new heights of fame. 298 pages Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0375704027 My rating for […]

Thoughts on: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

About: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is a fictional novel which takes place between two worlds. The book was originally written in Japanese and became a best seller almost immediately. 944 pages Publisher: Knopf ISBN-10: 0307593312 My rating for 1Q84 – 5 Buy & Save on 1Q84 through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle […]

Book Review: The Final Storm-A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

Article first published as Book Review: The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific by Jeff Shaara on Blogcritics. About: “The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific” by Jeff Shaara (website) is a historical fiction novel which focuses on America’s war in the Pacific instead of Europe. Mr. […]

Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

I bought this book. My rating for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – 4 About: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford (Website | Twitter) is a fictional book set during a volatile time in American history. Jamie Ford has created intriguing characters telling an extraordinary story. 301 […]

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