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Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn

3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Detective Inspector Hideo Aoki learns that his case against ex-Governor Tamaki--one that he has been building for months-- has been dismantled. Rattled by this directive, his life begins to spiral out of control, fueled by his obsession over the case, heavy drinking, and several repercussions too close to home. In an effort to help the emotionally unstable Aoki, the police ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Minotaur Books
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Brian R. Mcdonald
Perhaps in addition to my "books with Go references" shelf, I should have a "books with The Master of Go references" shelf. This is at least the second, and possibly the third, western novel with substantial Go content in which the author's entire knowledge of the game comes from Kawabata's book. The Girl Who Played Go is another; Shan Sa has acknowledged her limited familiarity with the game itself, and there is a lengthy review on rec.games.go which traces Ms. Shan's quirky and sometimes inacc ...more
Laura
I..uh...had more trouble reading this book than expected. I found it was one of those books you couldn't read in small sessions...I'm moreso a person who likes to read for 30mins and then do something else UNLESS the book is just amazing and I've gotta gobble it all up...This book wasn't like that even when I sat down for 1 to 2 hours reading.

When I started reading this book I was also playing a game set in Japan, both sorta had simlar themes..Murder, Yakuza, Crime....Sometimes I got things a li
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Sharon Stine
Some of the violence over the top for me
Erin Holtz
While Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn had its moments, particularly in the last few chapters of the novel, its poor writing and cardboard characterisation let it down considerably – no one was really likable in a predictable cast, especially Aoki, and for the most part, Browne’s descriptions, sentence structures, and word choice were clunky and awkward.

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notgettingenough
It took a bit of persevering to get through the first couple of dozen pages, but it really is quite good if you stick to it.
David
I liked this very much, another excellent detective piece with good suspense set in an interesting setting
Pam
Dec 21, 2007 Pam marked it as to-read
Shelves: japan-mystery
12/21/07 rec via bookmooch
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Browne was an international banker - he racked up 37 years with NAB - and one of his forebears was a founder of Australia's first bank. But the former paratrooper who once hankered for a spell in the French foreign legion loved writing and had three books published in Britain in the early '80s when writing was still ''an occasional Sunday activity''. Then came a couple of historical novels about M ...more
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