Book review: Newcomer

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by  Keigo Higashino
Translator: Giles Murray
Minotaur Books
11/19/2018

Crime fiction
352 pages

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International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender, Newcomeras newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder.

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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The top 8 books to read in November

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The top 8 books
I plan to read in November

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CURRENTLY READING

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Kate Morton
Michel Bussi
Nancy Bilyeau

READING NEXT

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CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

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My only problem with Bussi, is that after these 2,
there will be only 1 audiobook by him I have not devoured!!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

The Song Peddler  ALYCAT

The Song Peddler: open until November 30
Alycat: open until Nov 3

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2018: October wrap-up

October wrap-up

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:

9 books:
7 in print 
with 2,373 pages, an average of 76.5 pages/day
2 in audio
with 27H27, an average of 53 mn/day

4 in fiction:

  1. Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver – ebook, for review
  2. Killing Commendatore, by Murakami
  3. Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski
  4. While Beauty Slept, by Elizabeth Blackwell – audio

2 in mystery:

  1. On la trouvait plutôt jolie, de Michel Bussi- audio
  2. Newcomer, by Keigo Higashino – for review. My book review is supposed to be soon published on Criminal Element. 

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf, by Laura Lebow – ebook, for review

1 in Nonfiction:

  1. 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:

  1. 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, by Matt Madden

MY FAVORITES IN OCTOBER

Killing Commendatore  Newcomer

READING CHALLENGES RECAP

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2020) or 36/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 3/12, but none reviewed yet !!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 55/100

Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 35

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Killing Commendatore

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TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH

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PLANS FOR NOVEMBER

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Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!