Doreen's Reviews > Bundori

Bundori by Laura Joh Rowland
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Aug 05, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 02 to 05, 2012

Brutal, yet entirely consistent with the milieu. I thought some of the sex scenes were entirely gratuitous, but the rest of the book was solidly noir. The story of O-tama was particularly lovely in the midst of all that squalor. It's kinda weird that I feel that Sano is on a downward spiral with each book, but I guess that's why it's hard-boiled. Good stuff, with the occasional deft turn of phrase like this one, so very representative of a life lived dutifully:

"One doesn't expect to find love, and so it hurts all the more to lose it."
3 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Bundori.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

08/02/2012 page 15
4.0% "I'm using my Shosuro card as a bookmark."
08/04/2012 page 291
86.0% "Shosuro bookmark ninja-vanished, so am using (still appropriate) Kisada's Shrine instead."
07/12/2016 marked as: read

No comments have been added yet.