Reviews and Blog Posts: Japanese author

The reason I jump

by Naoki Higashida

DPL Rating:
5

This book was fascinating.  The author, a 13 year old Japanese boy with autism, constructed his answers by using an alphabet grid that was then transcribed by an assistant. Naoki Higashida takes on people’s questions and assumptions about being a child with autism and his answers are beautiful, poetic and...

The devotion of suspect X

by Keigo Higashino

DPL Rating:
4

“Which is harder: devising an unsolvable problem, or solving that problem?”   This question posed by main character Manabu Yukawa becomes a theme in The Devotion of Suspect X, written by one of Japan’s most celebrated crime novelists, Keigo Higashino.  It won the prestigious Naoki Prize for Best Novel— the Japanese...

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