The ultimate reveal of the overall motive and 'trick' does little to justify the long setup, and the resolution is lacking in the way of consequences to the characters involved.

Journey Under the Midnight Sun is a dark, convoluted tale, marked by Higashino’s characteristic sleight of hand. Released. Keigo Higashino is a master of this genre.

Books written by Keigo Higashino leave most of the readers pretty speechless with their clever twists & turns, adroit characterization, and the depth of emotions that lace the actions on part of all concerned.

Imaeda's belief that Yukiho liked Kazunari was just his theory, because he had no idea about who Ryo was. A gruesome murder of a pawnbroker, a dogged detective kick off this sprawling mystery that spans nearly twenty years and the lives of a whole cast of characters.

The plot itself is more to crime thriller than to mystery.

I have read all his books released in English so far, except this one. å³¶æ±Ÿåˆ©å­, Kawashima Eriko).

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The novel opens in Osaka in the early 1970s – Homicide Detective Junzo Sasagaki is taking a walk on his day off when he sees a group of police cars converge on an abandoned building.

Somehow I couldn't give it a 5, but its a 4.5 from me. Trust me. Change ). That sense of anomie is captured in the cover art, a photo of individuals on a busy urban sidewalk. He pays attention to the ramifications of the murder all these years, and continues his search for answers even after his … Over the next twenty years we follow their lives as Sasagaki pursues the case - which remains unsolved - to the point of obsession. Never one to give up, this novel traces the lives of the two main suspects over 18 years, with Sasagaki ever hovering in background. Over the next twenty years we follow their lives as Sasagaki pursues the case – which remains unsolved – to the point of obsession.

Sheer brilliant.. Masterpiece! The entire volume was published in August 1999 and became a bestseller. When a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in Osaka in 1973, unflappable detective Sasagaki is assigned to the case. It's effing mind-blowing. Country.

I hate long Novels.

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During the serialization, the novel was at first written as a series of short stories representing chronological snapshots of the overall plot …

Personally, I hate how it ends. But I guess, that's better in a long run for it to be memorable, leave a reader disturbed with no closure.

Soundtrack. Your email address will not be published. To see what your friends thought of this book. It's effing mind-blowing. It was interesting to see how the author drew everything together. Over the next twenty years we follow their.

Journey Under the Midnight Sun (白夜行, Byakuyakō) is a mystery novel written by Keigo Higashino, first serialized in the monthly novel magazine Subaru from Shueisha from January 1997 to January 1999. Stark, intriguing and stylish, Journey Under the Midnight Sun is an epic mystery by the bestselling Japanese author of The Devotion of Suspect X. When a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in Osaka in 1973, unflappable detective Sasagaki is assigned to the case. I am actually finding it difficult to write a review of it, but still, one has to try. ( Log Out /  The novel opens in Osaka in the early 1970s – Homicide Detective Junzo Sasagaki is taking a walk on his day off when he sees a group of police cars converge on an abandoned building. This is his ability to get into the heart of a specific time period, while simultaneously looking deep into the hearts of his characters.

In this case, you’ll have to wait a little longer than usual due to the sheer size of the novel. However the complexity of the timeline and the difficulty in following the references only serve to add to the other strength of Higashino’s work, which is shared with Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö in their Martin Beck novels. When a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in Osaka in 1973, … I can't help thinking about this issue. He has rewritten everything I ever thought a thriller should be. He begins to piece together the connection of two young people who are inextricably linked to the crime; the dark, taciturn son of the victim and the unexpectedly captivating daughter of the main suspect.

Is he Ryoji???? Various other murders occur throughout the work.

When I finish reading (which is like a minute ago), its like Fuckkkkkk (sorry for the x-rated word but I couldn't find any to better express what I am feeling now). The first chapter is quite slow, but the book picks up speed as the history and connections between Ryo and Yukiho is revealed and the old policeman Sasagaki attempts to obtain closure. Sasagaki’s investigation unearths more questions, and shines a light on some possible infidelities and family quarrels, but never reaches any conclusions.

A clever book.

She was kidnapped mysteriously later and separated with him. His books has always been good, but this one takes psychological killer to a new level.

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The opening chapter is promising:  a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in 1973. Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction ou téléchargez la version eBook. We are all capable of embracing darkness and this is something Higashino explores time and again.

Journey Under the Midnight Sun. The author’s previous book, Malice, was one of our top books of 2014 and you’ll find more Japanese crime fiction here. 5€99 Though Sasagaki’s suspects there is more to the deaths, the case is abandoned. Takashi Kashiwabara as Kazunari Shinozuka, t. Is it a looooooong book? But Sasagaki never quite gives up on it. Tracklist. This leaves us grasping for links between chapters, which don’t become apparent until half way through.

And another question is Who is the one that told Enomoto about the place that Natsumi -secretary for Ryoji's company stayed.

I was completely confused for ab. He begins to piece together the connection of two young people who are inextricably linked to the crime; the dark, taciturn son of the victim and the unexpectedly captivating daughter of the main suspect. Here is a quick description and cover image of book Journey Under the Midnight Sun written by Keigo Higashino which was published in 1999-8-. Pardon me, but I don't think those who only commented on the story catch the essence of this masterpiece. Imaeda's belief that Yukiho liked Kazunari was just his theory, because he had no idea about who Ryo was.

Livré entre le 16/11 et le 03/12. See all 14 questions about Journey Under the Midnight Sun…, Japanese Mystery/Detective/Crime Fiction Translated Into English, Goodreads Staffers Share Their Summer Reading Picks. It's the third time I read Keigo's books. "Journey under the midnight sun" is undoubtedly Keigo Higashino's masterpiece. So I went to the library to check it out, and found it was indeed a popular book as I only managed to find a copy recently.