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Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara
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Mar 12, 11

bookshelves: edgar_winners, gave-up
Read from March 02 to 12, 2011

2007 - Best Paperback Original - it's a mystery. Well, yes that is the genre, but it is a mystery how this copped an Edgar in 2007. The characters did nothing for me and the protagonist's minimal dialog is written attempting to capture an asian/english dialect. That's something they told us not to do in Composition 101. After 75 pages I was struggling to maintain interest.
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