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砂の器 Suna no utsuwa characters é 4 ì In the wee hours of a 1960s Tokyo morning a dead body is found under the rails of a train and the victim's face is so badly damaged that police have a hard time figuring out the victim’s identity Only two clues surface an old man overheard talking in a distinctive accent to a young man and the wordHis beloved bonsai and his haiku and goes off to investigate and runs up against a blank wall Months pass in fruitless uestioning in following up leads until the case is closed unsolvedBut Imanishi is dissatisfied and a series of coincidences lead him back to the case Why did a young woman scatter pieces of white paper out of the window. Excellent smart intricately constructed seamlessly translated police procedural by the dean of postwar Japanese mystery writers

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In the wee hours of a 1960s Tokyo morning a dead body is found under the rails of a train and the victim's face is so badly damaged that police have a hard time figuring out the victim’s identity Only two clues surface an old man overheard talking in a distinctive accent to a young man and the word “kameda” Inspector Imanishi leaves. After having really enjoyed Matsumoto's A uiet Place my review is here I was ready to have my mind blown by this but it wasn't Possibly that's because the book was written a good 10 years earlier I'm not sure And whIle I enjoyed Imanishi's dogged pursuit of clues around 1960s Japan complete with intentional and unintentional glimpses of Japan's work ethic sense of personal responsibility and non existent home life something about the mystery rankledI think coincidences are like exclamation points; you are allowed one per novel any than that and you risk jolting the reader awake from the fictive dream Well I was nudged out of that happy place by several a murder victim happened to live round the corner from our hero and then another victim happened to have moved into his sister's apartment; a key clue happened to be written on a scrap of paper discovered a few days later on a street by a bus stop then our hero happened to read a fictional story in the paper which happened to be about one of the murder victims All very suspicious coincidences if they had happened in a little village but in megapolis Tokyo C'monDownload my starter library for free here and receive my monthly newsletter with book recommendations galore for the Japanophile crime fiction loving English teacher in all of us

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砂の器 Suna no utsuwaOf a train Why did a bar girl leave for home right after Imanishi spoke to her Why did an actor on the verge of telling Imanishi something important drop dead of a heart attack What can a group of nouveau young artists possibly have to do with the murder of a uiet and “saintly” provincial old ex policemen Inspector Imanishi investigat. The original title of this novel should be 'The Vessel of Sand' I didn't know that it was renamed 'Inspector Imanishi Investigates' when the book was translated into English Updated02012017The English version of this story is much difficult to read because the text contents so many names for locations towns and train lines But I'm still deeply impressed by how Mr Matsumoto managed to capture the outlook of the Japanese society in the 1960s and the details of these characters' lives