RARA-AVIS: Re: Japanese hardboiled/noir

From: Jiro Kimura ( jkimura@nsknet.or.jp)
Date: 30 Jan 2005

At 6:20 AM -0800 05.01.30, Michael Robison wrote:
>Whoa! That's cool that there is somebody from Japan
>on the list, and a Stark translator no less! I posted
>a short comment or two on Natsuo Kirino's OUT here
>recently. Have you read it? Any comments?

Dear miker,

I do not care for Japanese writers much. I saw the movie out of Kirino's book OUT on TV. Not bad. Kirino is now a hot writer in Japan with a number of awards.

>found Ryu Murakami and Kenzo Kitakata. Would you

Murakami is not a real hardboiled writer, so I do not read him. I read several Kitakata's novels before I invited him as a guest for a meeting of the Maltese Falcon Society Japan. He is a great admirer of Dashiell Hammett. Not bad. He writes so many novels as other Japanese writers, I quit reading him.

But as I said, I do not read Japanese writers so I am no expert on them or their works.

Best, Jiro Kimura

Jiro Kimura
Kanazawa JAPAN
e-mail: jkimura@nsknet.or.jp
The Gumshoe Site: <http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~jkimura/>

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