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No 570 Salvation of A Saint by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander

I can’t believe we’re talking about the coffee again. How many times have we gone over this? Coffee gets talked about a lot in Salvation of A Saint, the follow up to phenomenally successful The Devotion of Suspect X. Once again Keigo Higashino’s novel involves Tokyo Detective Kusanago and his friend and sometime colleague Dr…

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No 672 Out by Natsuo Kirino

    Natsuo Kirino’s Out is a gritty grimy tale of what people are capable of when pushed to their limits. Or more importantly, it is about what women can do when their circumstances become too much to bear. Masako, Yayoi, Yoshie and Kuniko work together on the night shift in a boxed-lunch factory. Each…

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