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Spring Schedule of Author Appearances

As spring kicks into high gear, I will be speaking and appearing at a few upcoming events around town. First up, on May 24th at 7PM, I will be giving my presentation “‘Godzilla, Monster Movies, and Toho Studios” at the … Continue reading

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Reactions in the Man-Malo Chatroom and the Murderer Revealed – The Snow White Murder Case, Part 3

Let’s finish our series on Kanae Minato’s The Snow White Murder Case (湊かなえの「白ゆき姫殺人事件」) and end it with a bang.  Picking up where we left off with chapter 4 “Local Residents,” journalist Akahoshi continues to interview about six or more people … Continue reading

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The Hagoromo Cosmetic Stone and Company Birthday Cakes – The Snow White Murder Case, Part 2

This time we’re continuing with our series on The Snow White Murder Case (湊かなえの「白ゆき姫殺人事件」). Chapter two, titled “Colleagues 2,” has three sections, each with a different co-worker of Shirono’s speaking. Section one is told from the perspective of Emi Mitsushima, … Continue reading

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The Testimony of Risako Kano, A Co-worker – The Snow White Murder Case, Part 1

This time we will begin a novel by a really controversial, award-winning Japanese novelist Kanae Minato.  Though she is more famous for a different novel, translated as Confessions in English, the novel we’ll be looking at this time is The … Continue reading

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Jack London and Chenzhen’s Wolf Experiment – Wolf Totem, Part 4

This post will finish off our current series on Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”).  In chapter 16 after the spring rain, the men are delivering lambs near the mountain slope at one of the camps.  The air is … Continue reading

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The Wolf War and Missteps in Capturing a Wolf Pup – Wolf Totem, Part 3

Continuing our reading of Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”), the story picks up with Chenzhen’s quest to capture a wolf pup to raise.  In chapter 9, Chenzhen goes with Yangke to Black Rock Mountain along with a couple … Continue reading

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Sky Burial and Flying Wolves That Eat the Dead – Wolf Totem, Part 2

Continuing with our current series on Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”), we pick up the quiet storyline again in chapter 4 with Chenzhen learning some of the lore of the wolves on the Mongolian plains from the hunters … Continue reading

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The View from a Snowy Cave in Mongolia – Wolf Totem, Part 1

We’re going to start out look at Rong Jiang’s bestselling novel Wolf Totem (姜戎的”狼图腾”), which has been rather controversial; Mongolian representatives came out later and said his portrayal of their customs and beliefs wasn’t accurate. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2015-03/11/content_19775945.htm But the book has … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When Your Family Adopts a Wolf – Wolf Boy, Part 2

This time we should be able to finish up Miri Kim’s 2012 novel Wolf Boy (김미리의”늑대소년”).  In the next chapter, the story turns to the officer manning the town police box, Kyeongjang Oh.  He receives the police report from Mr. … Continue reading

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Memories Visiting an Old House Near Baegunsan Mountain – Wolf Boy, Part 1

Our next book is Miri Kim’s 2012 novel Wolf Boy (김미리의”늑대소년”), which was also made into a movie sometimes billed as “Werewolf Boy.”  It’s a short novel aimed at teens with some sketches in it, so we won’t spend very … Continue reading

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