Book review: Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura

This book was so amazing, and because of the fact that I reviewed it quite early, I am reblogging this review , since it will be published on the 21st of October. This book needs to be read.

The Thugbrarian Review

Last Winter we parted

Last Winter We Parted

by Fuminori Nakamura
Soho Press (October 21st 2014) Hardcover, 224 pages

“Most people are unaware of the true limits of their own brain. In reality, though, what would they do with that knowledge anyway?”

Fuminori Nakamura has delivered an edgy Crime Drama/Psychological Thriller filled with enough surprises to keep one guessing. The Pulp-Noir feel, coupled with the psychological extremes visited through the character’s flaws, offers an intense view into the lower depths of the human mind.

The nameless main character, a writer, is assigned to author a book about a semi-famous Japanese Photographer Yudai Kiharazaka, who is charged with burning two of his photo models to death. The writer interacts with a cast of characters who are all involved with the accused in some unsavory form or other.  A mysterious sister, Akari, who has a history of destroying men’s souls, with two men having committed suicide.  A butterfly…

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October 17, 2014 · 7:54 pm

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