by Keigo Higashino
Translator: Giles Murray
International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender,
as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder. , Newcomer
In his masterpiece
Life: A User’s Manual, Georges Perec takes his reader room by room to discover the lives of people in a single apartment building. Imagine a variation of this pattern, introduce a Columbo-like detective, add a hint of the game Clue/Cluedo, and you have Newcomer in a nutshell.
VERDICT: Another cleverly plotted, beautifully structured mystery by the Japanese master of the genre. I highly recommend Newcomer for all lovers of smart stories, and readers interested in diverse and international literature.
Please go to Criminal Element to read my full review
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CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS
My only problem with Bussi, is that after these 2,
there will be only 1 audiobook by him I have not devoured!!
The Song Peddler: open until November 30
Alycat: open until Nov 3
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OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
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Ah, it’s about time! Here is finally a rather decent month of reading. With really nice titles as well!
Here is what I read in October:
7 in print
= with 2,373 pages, an average of 76.5 pages/daywith
2 in audio
= 27H27, an average of 53 mn/day
4 in fiction:
Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver – ebook, for review
Killing Commendatore, by Murakami
Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski While Beauty Slept, by Elizabeth Blackwell –
2 in mystery:
On la trouvait plutôt jolie, de Michel Bussi-
Newcomer, by Keigo Higashino – for review. M y book review is supposed to be soon published on Criminal Element.
1 in historical fiction:
The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf, by Laura Lebow – ebook, for review
1 in Nonfiction:
The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad’yak, by Bardley G. Stevens –
ebook, for review, review coming soon
1 in graphic novel:
99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, by Matt Madden
MY FAVORITES IN OCTOBER
READING CHALLENGES RECAP
MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH
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MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
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Born a Crime chapter 9-14:
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TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH
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PLANS FOR NOVEMBER
Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in November!
How was YOUR month of October?
has created a Month In Review meme The Book Date
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!
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