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W. David Marx

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W. David Marx is a long-time writer on culture based in Tokyo and the author of "Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style" (Basic Books, 2015).

Average rating: 4.28 · 415 ratings · 46 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ametora: How Japan Saved Am...

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Minor Natsume novel, with a hodge-podge structure, ostensibly about familial relations but drops Nietzsche-esque philosophy at the end out of nowhere.

I would recommend reading many other Natsume novels before tackling this one.
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"Honestly? This was THE best book I've read all year. Which is just as well, because 2016 is now almost over and I have just managed to hit my target reads for the year.

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Prose is a dry but crisp. Centers around a Catholic morality that may not resonate with younger readers.
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"I read a few books about fashion in 9th grade when I thought that was my thing (Dior's autobiography, Yohji Yamamoto wrote a book, some things about Comme des Garcons etc brands of interest), and I've leafed through a few Japanese mags in my day b..." Read more of this review »
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