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Wrong About Japan by Peter Carey
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Mar 03, 11

bookshelves: 2011-list, memoirs
Read from February 27 to 28, 2011

After reading about this in the book "Manga High: Literacy, Identity and Coming of Age in an Urban High School" by Michael Bitz (2009) I felt reading it would help my understanding of why teens are so interested in manga and the Japanese culture. And I was completely right. In this book the author and his son travel to Japan because the boy is so obsessed with manga. And the trip reveals some interesting information about Japan and the creators of manga. The author ends up meeting Hayao Miyazaki, a name that might be familiar to even casual views of anime. It's a great book because it's a good length and yet packed with information. I really liked it.
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John Have you any Murakami, Robin?


Robin John wrote: "Have you any Murakami, Robin?"

Yes, I read "After Dark" with my bookclub which certainly added to my understanding of Japan but this book is great because of its explanations about anime and manga. Also, as I mentioned, "Manga High" was fascinating as well.


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