He captured the delicate balance of the consummate Russian soul - the self-doubt and growth that emerges in the conflict between spiritualism and modern scepticism, for example. It paints a vivid picture of Japan few days before attack on Pearl Harbor. Bookseller: , Victoria, Australia Macmillan, United Kingdom, 2002. In any case, this is a stand-alone, with a clean sheet, and Smith's research into the Japanese world of 1941 is every bit as immersive and convincing of the Soviet Union of Gorky Park. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. But Harry is hiding something. And then there's the affair Harry's carrying on with the British Ambassador's wife.
Harry Niles has become a man of many faces. And now he is determined on one course only: a final retribution. Tokyo Station has all the ingredients of a Hollywood thriller. The protagonist is a Westerner among the Japanese, a theme that calls to mind John Burdett's Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo. Allying himself with both sides, he treads a dangerous - but profitable - path between the fading glory of the Chrysantheum Club, where the city's banking and industrial elite meet, and the shadowy Tokyo underworld. So Harry begins to lead his own life in the Tokyo underworld. Prevarantova žrtva, s druge strane, želi nešto za ništa.
Harry Niles is a trouble-maker. Dustwrapper not price-clipped, a little wrinkling to edge and spine ends. Cruz Smith's protagonist here Harry Niles is a Japanese-raised gaijin gambler, but he thinks, reacts, and speaks with the voice of Arkady Renko, Cruz Smith's Gorky Park series detective. Smith also wrote two novels in the series. The Japanese army is brutally and systematically murdering and raping the local population. This was a quick read that kept me up later than usual a few nights. December 6 is set in a different world - Japan immediately before Pearl Harbor, told by an American born and raised Japanese.
Harry Niles is a man apparently driven by self-interest, and certainly not above breaking all kinds of laws in the pursuit of that self-interest, and yet he is drawn into a situation here where he finds himself, albeit reluctantly, elevated to the status of hero. The plot became a little convoluted, and comes close to attributing significant historic events to one fictional character who is very conveniently placed at important turning points, but the lead character is engaging, the setting is well-realized and the story moves forward nicely. We've listed similar copies below. While I've read many of Martin Cruz Smith's books, this was the first of his non-Arkady Renko books that I've read. The J apanese army is brutally and systematically murdering and raping the local population. December 6 is set in a different world - Japan immediately before Pearl Harbor, told by an American born and raised Japanese. This is another one of those stories in which you're not quite sure who the bad guys are, and you're not quite sure whether the good guy is a good guy.
Convinced that the Japanese are about to bomb Pearl Harbor, Harry is desperate to get out of Japan. So Harry begins to lead his own life in the Tokyo underworld. So Harry begins to lead his own life in the Tokyo underworld. Nice and clean book with light shelf wear. Deftly folding in back story, Cruz Smith shows us Harry's unusual to put it mildly childhood. And some work very hard to develop their craft. Harry Niles, the son of American missionaries, lives in Tokyo.
But the first 90% of this novel makes up for the the final bit. He surrounds you with Moscow and the Russian experience in his Arkady Renko novels, and here, immerses you in Japan. Schutzumschlag weisen unter Umständen starke Gebrauchsspuren auf. If a reader already owns December 6, he gains absolutely nothing through the purchase of Tokyo Station. For years, he has been nursing his vendetta.
Cambiando ambientazione e protagonisti, si ha il classico romanzetto d'azione che finge di essere un thriller. As a child he was left to fend for himself, his missionary parents travelling the country looking for souls to save. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Pan Macmillan, 2003. It follows the life of an American fellow living in Japan in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor, interwoven with tales from this fellow's youth. He approaches each sentence thoughtfully and uniquely - truly uniquely, both in structure and in perspective. Yet, when all was said and done, I didn't want to move on. In the midst of this horror, Harry finds himself face to face once again with Lieutenant Ishigami.
Harry Niles, the protagonist, exhibits some similar internal conflicts, torn between loyalties to two women, two cultures, two societies, but thi Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park is a tour de force. Michiko believes he's going to leave her. Bookseller: , Hampshire, United Kingdom Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2002. The protagonist's closest friends are a danger to him; his girlfriend is a danger to him; his livelihood is a danger to him. Sit back and enjoy the ride. It subsequently held the No.