One Man's Justice - Akira Yoshimura Reviews
Description:ISBN 1841953849 / Author: Akira Yoshimura / Genre: Fiction / Japan is in ruins and occupied by the Americans. Hiroshima and Nagaskai have ... more
One Man's Justice - Akira Yoshimura ... been destroyed. Takuya, an ex-officer in the Imperial Army, has returned to his native village only to learn that the Occupation authorities are intensifying their efforts to apprehend suspected war criminals. And those who are found guilty are being sentenced to death. Fearing that his involvement in the execution of a number of American pilots will be discovered, Takuya takes to the road and becomes a fugitive in his own country. One Man's Justice is a tale of timeless relevance that brings to mind two other classic anti-war novels - Bao Ninh's The Sorrow of War and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front.
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Akira Yoshimura One Man's Justice
Pages: 288, Edition: New Ed, Paperback, Canongate Books Ltd
Last Update 08.12.2013 23:32
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by - written on 15/11/06 (Very useful, 180 readings)
Having developed quite a liking for Japanese fiction recently, I picked this one up simply because it was written by a Japanese author. Once at home, I was slightly disappointed to find that it is about the aftermath of the Second World War, a subject that I find painful and prefer not to think about when reading fiction. I would probably have put it aside, but there was something in the introduction that caught my attention and so I decided to give it a go. It was not a particularly easy read and there was a time when I nearly gave up on it; however, on the whole, it was a thought-provoking read. As a University graduate, Takuya held a position of some ... Read the complete review
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