This week I have two pieces in the Japan Times. One is a look back at haiku master Basho’s classic work The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the other is a review of the final part in Lian Hearn’s The Tale of Shikanoko quadrilogy, The Tengu’s Game of Go. I’ve already reviewed parts 1, 2 and 3. Both BashoContinue reading “Haiku, Mythology and a new Shoreline”
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Reviews: Alan Spence and Lian Hearn
Today I have two pieces in the Japan Times. The first is a review of the recently released Lord of the Darkwood by Lian Hearn, the third in a four part series called The Tale of Shikanoko, a fantasy set in a mythical medieval Japan. The second is a look back at Alan Spence’s The Pure Land, aContinue reading “Reviews: Alan Spence and Lian Hearn”
Lian Hearn, Autumn Princess, Dragon Child Review
My latest piece for the Japan Times is live now, a review of the second part in Lian Hearn’s The Tale of Shikanoko, Autumn Princess, Dragon Child. If you like your historical fiction shot through with fantasy, then this is a series for you. Check it out here.
Kenzaburo Oe and Lian Hearn Reviews
This weekend I have two pieces in the Japan Times, one a look back at Kenzaburo Oe’s A Quiet Life, the other a review of Lian Hearn’s latest novel, Emperor of the Eight Islands.