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في بلد يقتفي أثر مواطنيه في كل خطوة، كيف يمكن لامرأتين أن تنتحلا الشخصية ذاتها ثم تختفيان بدون أي أثر؟ امرأة شابة تختفي، يكتشف المحقق أنها ليست هي المرأة نفسها التي تدعي. هل هي الضحية؟ هل هي القاتل؟ لا أحد يعلم.. إنها قصة بوليسية جميلة عن هوية مسروقة لكن الرعب فيها لا يكمن في ارتكاب الجرائم بدم بارد، إنما في الجوع اليائس للسلع الاستهلاكية ووقوع الطبقة المتوسطة اليابانية في...more
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Published 2011 by مشروع كلمة (first published July 1st 1992)
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Shovelmonkey1
Jan 23, 2012 Shovelmonkey1 rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: bookcrossing readers
All She was Worth was billed to me as a mystery and thriller and aside from reading Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto, I've not read a lot of Japanese Literature so I was intrigued to see how this would pan out. Would I be introduced to Japan's answer to Lisbeth Salander, Endeavour Morse or Magnum PI? Er no. None of the above. You will be introduced to Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Shunsuke Honma who is polite, and dogged and due to an injury at work is taking his crime solving at a mor...more
Leonard
While Police Detective Shunsuke Honma is on leave after he injured his leg, a distant relative of his late wife appears and asks for help. His fiancée Shoko Sekine has disappeared after a bank rejected her application for a credit card, revealing her past bankruptcy.

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Honma’s investigation reveals the woman’s descent into debt, a common problem in Japan’s consumer driven economy. But soon he finds out the fiancée might have murdered the real Shoko Sekine and taken over the woman’s identity....more
El
I was on board with this book almost entirely through, but then somewhere in the last chapter or two felt that the "answer" was a bit less interesting than I had hoped when I went into the reading. The book is still good, particularly as insight into Japanese society and culture in the 1990s.

What's especially "fun" and interesting about this book is that it's so relevant still to today. Credit card debt. Ah, who doesn't have any of that? (Besides me, but only because I don't have one.) I'm surro...more
Yulia
Not only well-paced but well-written, this mystery of the missing fiancee lost its momentum in only one scene, in which a Japanese businessman felt it necessary to take an hour out of his busy day to explain to another Japanese citizen the country's policy on identification cards, loans, and bankruptcy. Sure, I may not have known this information as an American and it was helpful to learm, but it was carried out so ollishly and pedantically in this translation, I wish the editors had found some...more
Ala AbuTaki
نعم الرواية جيدة, لكنّ عنوانها سيءٌ جداً بالمقارنة بجودتها, هذا كلّ ما كان يشغلني حين أتركُ الرواية في مكانٍ ما, العنوان الساذج والسطحي لروايةٍ جيدة.
هذا شعوري الشخصي على أية حال, الرواية قد يتم تصنيفها على أنها بوليسية بشكلٍ ما, ولكن ليس على غرار أغاثا كريستي مثلاً, فهناك الكثير من التفاصيل عن النظام الإقتصادي في اليابان, الجانب الياباني الأسود الذي لا نعرف عنهُ شيئاً, لا أعرف ما إذا كانت الأمور الآن على حالها, فالرواية مطبوعة عام 97 بلغتها الأصلية.
كانت بعض المقاطع "القليلة" تشبه مقاطعاً من كتاب...more
Louise
I picked up All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe a few months ago because I liked Brave Story, a novel geared towards younger audiences. All She Was Worth was Miyabe’s first adult book that I’ve read and one of the few mystery novels I’ve read this year.

All She Was Worth starts off with the disappearance of a woman and follows an on-leave detective as he tries to find her and uncover the unusual circumstances in which she disappeared. Although that’s the main mystery flowing through the book, I di...more
Stephanie
Well, I had high hopes for this book considering the awards it won (Japan's book of the year) and the fact that Amazon told me that people who like Murakami also liked this book. In my case, Amazon was wrong and I'm hoping I something was lost in translation. The timing was all off on this book, which is supposed to be a murder-mystery. I certainly learned enough about the 1980s consumer credit crisis, and the underworld of seedy loan sharks, but that's about it. There were no "aha!" moments whe...more
Siria
This is quite readable, though I'm not entirely sure why. I found the characterisations quite distant (possibly because of the translation), the mystery not terribly mysterious (mostly focused on finding out how the crime was achieved, not why or by whom), and the ending quite abrupt. Yet some of the book's central themes—the dangers of materialism, of the credit system and how people get caught up in it—are sadly just as relevant now as they were when this book was written in the early 90s. My...more
Gertrude & Victoria
Debt, deception, and demise: this novel presents an interesting and in-depth account of a woman's bondage to debt and submission to its consequences. If the mingle of crushing debt, false identities, the mafia, and murder are the desired elements for a fast-paced mystery story, then Miyabe provides the neccessaries.

All She Was Worth by Miyabe Miyuki is a dark story about a young man in search for his fiancee who has gone missing. With the help of his uncle, a police detective, who in turn enlist...more
Sandra
This is my first venture into Japanese crime fiction and Miyuki Miyabe is purported to be one of Japan’s most popular and best known crime authors. The blurb on the back calls this novel “a suspenseful noir thriller,” which I don’t think describes it at all. The quotation from The Washington Post describes it best: “an artful blend of puzzle-solving and social commentary.”

You could almost call this a police procedural. Shunsuke Honma, a seasoned police detective on leave because of injury and by...more
BoekenTrol
Dec 25, 2011 BoekenTrol rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: shovelmonkey1
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: chich; Elmindreda
Since I can't update 'my' copy with the BCID of the book, here's the link to the book at BookCrossing:
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I liked this book. Not because I think it was such a great thriller, but because of other things.
First of all I loved the insight in the Japanese society. How people live, how things are organised. That world is so different from mine (and therefor so intriguing), that any description of more or less normal Japanese living is welcome.
Secondly, I liked the...more
Nikki
The blurb on the back says that All She Was Worth is an "artful blending of puzzle-solving and social commentary," and I suppose it does blend those two, but I'm not sure about how artfully it was done. The social commentary part was pretty heavy-handed, with more than one long-winded description of the evils of the credit industry. The thing is, those descriptions weren't even really necessary; the story got that message through without them.

There were a couple parts I didn't really understand...more
Natalie
The way the investigator's boy partially knows, comes to know, and yet can't fully know the motives of the adult characters perfectly evokes the way no person can truly know another's inner world.

Inside this milieux we explore the way debt and credit create another layer of personae and motive - for people to tend, investigate, punish and escape in their encounters with one another.

A world where a person can exhibit fastidious personal habits, love and be loved, while at the same time live dupli...more
Meghan Fidler
'All She was Worth' was a refreshing change from the overplayed gendered stereotypes of one of Japan's most notorious contemporary female writers, Banana Yoshimoto. Miyuki Miyabe is currently one of the top female writers in Japan. With good reason. The characters are well developed, and I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of Japanese bureaucracy and paperwork... which is, of course, why I read the novel. It was wonderful to have the intricacies of personal relationships become entangled...more
Cara
I found this on my parents' bookshelf when I was visiting over the holiday. I am glad that I decided to give it a try. Miyabe writes an absorbing mystery about stolen identities and the harsh consequences of debt in early '90's Japan. I have mixed feelings about the ending; it is a brilliant stroke, given the development of the mystery, but part of me wishes Miyabe had written one more chapter.

I also liked the detective she developed, and I'm disappointed that Honma and his family (biological an...more
Made DNA
A stunning look at Japanese society, economy (consumer lending culture in particular), culture and more in the 90s. Eye-opening and extremely well-researched (without being heavy or boring) by Miyuki Miyabe. Fiction that tells a very real story of one woman trying to disappear, and the police investigator trying to find her.

Riveting, well-written contemporary fiction by one of Japan's most popular and prolific female writers. I've heard this book is even used in some Western universities to stu...more
Ahmed Jalal
العنوان سيء جدا، فيه حين الرواية جيدة جدا، افتكرتها في الأول مجرد رواية بوليسية بوب و خلاص، طلعت أعمق من كده، القصة و الحبكة و الحالة الغامضة جدا لبطلة القصة، الحاضرة الغائبة و اللي بيتكلموا و يبحثوا عنها من غير ما يشوفوها، و التحليل اللي ممكن يكون كتير شوية عن الوضع الاقتصادي لليابان و الحالة المالية للمواطن الياباني اللي تحول للاستهلاك بصورة قاتلة، و وصف المشاعر و الشخصيات و مشاهد الحب الهادية جدا فيه، كل ده تداخل مع بعضيه في حالة روائية جميلة و شبه لاهثة خاصة في جزأها الأخير، حيث النهاية الغر...more
Xarah
I found this story to be interesting, though the scenario wasn't something new. The novel centers around a missing woman and the hunt to find her. I did find it interesting that Miyabe put a spin on the tale; primarily around the mindset and reasons behind why the woman disappears. The ending itself was not what I expected and I felt a little let down that Miyabe didn't explain it more. However, I really enjoyed the novel!
Ethar Mahmoud
هى اممممممم ماعجبتنيش...مش ممتعة :-|....ف تفاصيل كتيييير عاملة زى المتاهة وتفاصيل كده مبالغ فيها الصراحة ...كمية الناس اللى ساعدت (هونما)....وهو أصلا مش بيشتغل رسمى ....مش مقنعة الصراحة .....عنوان الرواية بقى يعنى للدرجادى العقم الفكرى فاختيار عنوان للرواية ....عنوان مالوش علاقة اصلا بيها...المفروض انها طول الرواية متعاطفة مع الشخصية الرئيسية وتجيب عنوان اسمه (هذا كل ماتستحقه) زى مايكون بتهاجمها .....مش مفهومة وجهة نظرها ايه.... وككاتبة مالهاش حق اصلا تبين رأيها فالشخصية .....وضحت جانب خفى واسود...more
Jennie
I think this book is what got me interested in exploring Japanese fiction in the first place. It just didn't read the way I had expected it to and I was very impressed. I found the whole idea of the book, the nature of our missing fugitive's financial crimes, fascinating. This mystery is really all about the journey and is filled with an amazing sense of place and excellent character development.
Alison Andersen
A Japanese detective story from the early 90s which was fairly slow but kept me engaged the whole time and was insightful into how Japan functions in everyday life. I think I understand why people prefer one detective novel over another and I think it is due to the setting whether it is Miss Marple's England, Sherlock Holmes' London or Wallander's Sweden or in this case Shunsuke Honma's Tokyo.
Diane
I discovered the author from Boxall's 1001 books to read before you die. Although this book was not the entry that won her a spot on that list, it is a mystery, crime, noir novel like Crossfire which earned her that spot.
Overall, while the book was set in Japan, to me it did not read "Japanese" as most Japanese novels I have read use words sparingly and beautifully.
Several reviewers have commented on the lengthy discussions regarding credit in Japan in the 1990s. I didn't see those as dragging...more
Hajar
بسبب النهاية المفتوحة نزلت تقييمها بالنسبة إلي .أحداث عديدة وصفحات كثيرة وتحمست وأربط بين الأحداث وفي الأخير لم تعطيني الأجوبة :/
Omnia Kadura
هذه ثالثه تجربه لي مع الادب الياباني وقد اثبتت مره اخرى روعتها !
ملخص القصه يوحي بانها روايه بوليسيه غرضها البحث عن شخص مفقود لكنها اعمق من ذلك بكثير فللكاتبه قدره تحليليه كبيره استطاعت من خلالها ان تربط شخصين بعيدين كل البعد عبر سلسله طويله من الاحداث حتى اوصلتنا الى النهايه ! هي
لم تقف عند القشور كمعرفه اسباب الاختفاء واسباب الجريمه بل غاصت الى ماوراء ذلك ، دخلت في اعماق قلب القاتل جردته من صفته هذه وجعلتنا ننظر اليه ك انسان ! نستكشف مخاوفه وظروفه وخلفيته ودوافعه لتثبت لنا اننا جميعا قادرين عل...more
Robert M Fenner
Middle-aged MPD detective Honma suffered a shot to the leg while on the job, putting him out of action and on rehabilitative leave. Too stubborn to admit his disability, he steadies himself with his umbrella while he walks, instead of procuring a cane.

As Honma sits at home, at a loss of what to do with his time off, his late wife's cousin Jun comes to visit with a request: his fiancée, Shoko Sekine, ran out on him in the middle of the night when he discovered she was bankrupt. Too embarrassed to...more
Marina Sofia
This is a solid mystery written very much in the Western style rather than Japanese. Semi-retired Inspector Honma is a patient, not terribly charismatic but well-meaning middle-aged man who gets involved in his nephew's problem about a missing fiance. Bit by bit, in drips and drabs - sometimes in increments far too small - we find out more about the woman who has disappeared and just what she has been up to. A very realistic description of an investigation, perhaps, at a pace that is more remini...more
Jean
This detective novel was engrossing. Our protagonist, Honma is a police officer on medical leave. He really has no authority whatsoever at this time and tries to concentrate on getting better but is restless. In comes his deceased wife's cousin's son whose fiancee has suddenly disappeared and needs help finding out what happened discreetly. As the investigation continues, things become rapidly complicated.

The pacing of this story is a bit uneven. The beginning starts out very slow and continues...more
David
Jan 29, 2010 David rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to David by: Washington Post Book Review
Shelves: read-mystery
If you're looking for a puzzle mystery that will leave you guessing until the end, or a tough-guy mystery with action and suspense, this is NOT your book. I like novels that, while diverting, also give me a look at a place, time and/or mindset that I normally wouldn't know much about, so I enjoyed this book. Unlike Western entries into this same genre, the characters in this book are largely decent people who go around helping, supporting, and caring about each other, and the policeman hero is a...more
Joon-Q
텀블러에서 내가 추리소설을 좋아한다는 이야기를 적은 적이 있었다. 그랬더니 2me님께서 이 책을 추천해주셔서 읽기 시작하게 되었다. 읽은지는 한 일주일 정도 되었는데 흥미로운 방식의 책이었다. 일본의 소설은 수사의 과정을 보다 디테일하게 표현하고 보여주는 표현들이 많은 것이 특징인 것 같다. 영국이나 미국의 그것과는 분위기나 방식들이 조금은 다른 느낌이었다. 악의라는 책에서 보았던 그런 느낌의 표현들과 흐름을 가지고 있었다. 일본 추리소설의 다른 한가지 묘한 것은 내가 읽은 것들만 그런지는 모르지만(아직 이렇다고 이야기할 정도로 다양하게 접해보지 못했다.) 뭔가 결말이 가슴을 시원하게 해주는 맛은 없다. 뭔가를 더 보여주었으면 싶었는데 말이다. 이것은 지금까지 주로 읽었던 영국이나 미국의 소설들에서 보여지는 모습과 다르기 때문에 나타나는 증상이 아닐까 싶다. 영국과 미국의 소설들은 많은 것들이 사건 이후의 부분들에 대한 묘사에도 많은 부분을 할애한다. 그렇기에 뭔가 마무리가 시원하게...more
Tony
Miyabe, Miyuki. ALL SHE WAS WORTH. (1992; this ed. in translation 1999). ****. Ms. Miyabe is a very popular novelist in Japan, and this novel, her first translated into English, was voted Best Mystery and Best Novel of the Year when published there. Although it is described as a noir thriller, you will find that Japanese noir is very different from that genre from the rest of the world. Japanese crime novels are very labyrinthine in their construction and the protagonist is usually extremely tho...more
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