Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria (Sano Ichiro #7)
The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria introduces readers into Yoshiwara, the well-ordered but cruel pleasure quarter of 17th-century Edo (Tokyo), where the corpse of Lord Mitsuyoshi is found spr...more
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I want to give it the higher number because it's as well written and tightly plotted as any of the previous books in Rowland's long running Sano Ichiro series. The depictions of Feudal Japan are as vivid and colorful as ever, and they evoke the same mixture of intrigue, fascination, and disgust that her novels always...more
The beginning was a little slow, for quite some time I wasn't sure where the book was going to... but the ending was brilliant and surprising.
But Sano annoyed me a little during the story, he should learn to tell Reiko what's going on and I think I like Hoshina even less than before, but he is still a great villain-character.
But I couldn't put the book down and really enjoyed reading it.
The book does what it sets out to do. A moderately complex plot, lots of intrigue, and insight into the social and political system of early Japan. To European eyes quite an alien and at times brutal place. Enjoyable and easy to read, although not as strong, I feel, as the previous novels in the series.
Las aventuras de este detective samurái son muy entretenidas y te permiten conocer las costumbres de Japón del siglo XVII.
Recomendables para ratos de evasión.