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All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe
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Dec 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, good-read, insatiable-booksluts-reviewed
Read in October, 2011

I gave this book 3.75/5 stars at

Review excerpt:

"The book does drag a bit in a couple of spots–nothing terrible, but Miyabe goes to great lengths to explain Japan’s 1980′s credit crisis that caused an economic bubble, possibly a bit further than necessary to the plot of the story. She seems to want to impress upon readers that having had bad credit doesn’t give one bad character, which was surely an important message at the time, but borders on preachy now. She also explains the public systems of Japan at some length, such as work registry, health insurance, identification, and the like; I found this relevant to the plot, though, especially for us westerners that may not be familiar with how the Japanese system differs from ours, or how it differed from ours 20 years ago. It’s sort of like the forensics mysteries that sidetrack to tell you what they’re doing so you understand where they get the clues."

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