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Jakudzos mėnulis. Gangsterio dukters atsiminimai

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  3,220 ratings  ·  350 reviews
Su ilgais rudais plaukais ir standžiai aptemtais madingais džinsais 39-erių Shoko Tendo atrodo kaip bet kuri kita stilinga Japonijos moteris - kol ji nenusimeta marškinėlių, po kuriais slepiasi tatuiruotė, dengianti jos nugarą ir didžąją dalį kūno. Drakonai, feniksai, moteris apnuoginta krūtine ir peiliu dantyse - tai Tendo vaikystės ir jaunystės, praleistos tarp jakudzų, ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published 2008 by „Obuolys“ (first published 2004)
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Samir Rawas Sarayji
Under the title of this book is written Memoirs of a Gangster’s Daughter, so I figured I could now understand what a Yakuza is from someone within and, perhaps, I could finally separate fact from myth. However, early on, Tendo makes it clear that this book is about her and not the Yakuza. It would be harmful to the persons to divulge information about them, which she’ll avoid, or to talk about the workings of the Yakuza… right, I’m thinking the title is a marketing gimmick.

This is a first person
Brigida Marcella
Many speculations on life being a yakuza in Japan, but Shoko Tendo gives us the truth of Yakuza’s life, and especially on being a Yakuza head gang’s daughter. What you know and think about Yakuza and the overall of Japanese life and culture will change after you read this book.

This is an autobiography of Shoko Tendo who was born in the winter of 1968 in Japan. Though starting her life in a fabulous childhood, Shoko was treated her unfairly since she was a daughter of a yakuza father, in the comm
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was really intrigued to read this book- a woman's account of the inner workings of the Yakuza, the first of its kind. Unfortunately perhaps, the memoir doesn't touch so much on the actual Yakuza, but rather Shoko Tendo explains how her father's early affiliation with the syndicate shaped the path of her life. Tendo is shockingly stubborn and proud and the decisions she made were arguably quite terrible but the reader maintains an affection for her- she is unapologetic and blunt. She doesn't gl ...more
I read this book in one go; considering I have never done that before, it says a lot for the intensity and breathtaking reality of the memoir. Though relatively short, it packs a powerful punch, an amazing debut. I was drawn into her story until I felt I was a part of it. The essence of a good writer is to be able to make that connection between reader and character, and Shoko Tendo has certainly done that. Way out of my usual genres, I was completely absorbed in her heart-wrenching memoir, an e ...more
Nov 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
hidup adalah pilihan. begitu yang sering disebut. kebetulan belakangan saya juga sedang sering ditemani lantunan beberapa lagu dari album james blunt yang salah satunya menyebut sedikit soal itu. ...give me reason but don't give me choice.. cause i'll just make the same mistake...

meracau. tapi sudah bukan hal aneh kalau kita kerap kali dapat mengambil pilihan yang salah. terlepas dari benar salahnya pilihan itu sendiri, saya menganggap 'reasons', pertimbangan, dibalik tiap keputusan akan satu p
Janet Ramirez-crespo
The book was pretty good, but it wasn't the greatest book I've read. Shoko had a past where it was sex,drugs, and rock n' roll. Everything ended when her dad got sick, and everything went down hill with her and her family. I think this book reminds me of the waitress by Atmosphere, because there's people that have always had a rough life, and as much and har you work there's never going to a day where you can catch your breath. The ending on the song ends " maybe i should of been a better father ...more
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Boring and shallow. Although Ms. Shoko Tendo had a Yakuza boss for a father, had dated Yakuza and had a tattoo, this book is not about Yakuza life. It is about Ms. Tendo's struggle growing up as a delinquent Yanki and serving as a hostess and dating abusing men as she grew older. A more fitting title would have been "Yanki Moon". The actual memoir could be easily rewritten into less than five pages. The remaining 180 or so pages are filled with cliched dialogues Ms. Tendo has had with friends, f ...more
Imari Jade
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Book Review: Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster’s Daughter


Imari Jade


Born to a wealthy and powerful yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived the early years of her life in luxury. However, when she was six, everything changed: her father was jailed, and the family fell into debt. Bullied by her classmates because of her father's activities, and terrorized at home by her father, who became a drunken, violent monster after his release from prison, Tendo rebelled. As a teenager she became a drug
Nov 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kejujuran, itulah yang dipilih Shoko Tendo untuk melukiskan kisah hidupnya melalui buku ini. Justru dengan kejujuran lah, membuat buku ini begitu mudah untuk dicerna dan dipahami. Bahkan di bagian-bagian yang vulgar atau penuh dengan adegan kekerasan, buku ini tetap seru untuk dinikmati.

Gaya bercerita Tendo-san yang lugas dan apa adanya, membuat kita menarik diri untuk ikut mengalami peristiwa demi peristiwa yang dialami oleh Shoko. Tulisannya yang sederhana dan apa adanya ini, tidak membuat ki
Apr 11, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As reflected in the title, this is a memoir of HER life so don't expect many details about Yakuza mobsters. This book is written in simple English about her experiences as a yanki, female delinquent and gang member. She had to deal with drug addiction, poverty, psychological and sexual abuse, miscarriage, attempted suicide and the deaths of her parents. It was a shocking revelation. It's heart-rending to know she suffered continuous abuse from yakuza men. Some of these men are terrifyingly scary ...more
Like many have said, the summary to this book is mis-leading. It does not give the reader much insight at all into the Yakuza world, so if you pick it up out of an interest in that subject, you will be disappointed. What you will instead be reading is the story of a woman who's childhood was affected by her father's criminal activities, of the path this warped childhood eventually lead her down, and of the strength she exhibited in righting her life. Although I wasn't impressed with her writing ...more
Stephan van der Linde
Personally I think this has barely anything to do with Yakuza.
Shoko is the daughter of a yakuza-boss, but I couldn't really conclude this from what she wrote about her father.

Just Seems to weak for me.

Tendo made some bad decisions in her life which brought her into problems.
In my opinion quite stupid decisions in drugs, bad boyfriends and this repeats a few times.

Tendo was looking for trouble, gets trouble and therefore this autobiography about her tough life.

Maybe a bitter review from me, a
monica ♪
I just remembered that I have read this book long long time ago before I even know there's goodreads. haha

I love this book. The true story about Yakuza and their lives told from Yakuza's daughter POV.
You'll see all the secrets bout Yakuza and will know how hard it is when your family is a Yakuza.

There are many heartbreaking moments but there's also heartwarming moment in this book.

If you curious about Yakuza in Japan then you should read this book.
Rachel Bayles
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick read. Loved it.
Diane Nagatomo
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually read the English version of this, translated by Louise Heal. But for some reason I couldn't find it in goodreads. Very informative and heartbreaking.
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOT DENSELY YAKUZA BASED but it doesn't matter!! Read below for what to expect. It's a quick read, and you should read it! Everyone should read it, especially men, so they can see what things can be like for a woman like Shoko. It fiercely highlights bullying, violence, abuse, drug addiction and rape. But do not expect this to be about the Yakuza much. Read below for more extensive details.

I was going to rate this 3/5, but it was actually really interesting to read despite not being what I expec
Feb 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was on my e-book wish list for a few months. The synopsis interested me: a girl growing up with a Yakuza Boss Father and falling into the whole drug scene, loosing everything and coming out a better person in the end.

I gave in and decided to read it yesterday. It was very short, only I think 193 pages, a few pages are pictures. I read it in a few hours.

Though Yakuza is in the title don't expect to read a story regarding the ends and outs of the real Japanese Yakuza. If you want that, I'd re
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is almost unbelievable how Miss Shoko was able to survive with as much dignity and strength as she did, living through countless violence and abuse (in all forms) throughout her childhood and adulthood. I cried at the end, happy to see a full catharsis from her.
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yakuza Moon/Shoko Tendo 2006

I'm going to err on the side of generosity and give this pretty short, but punchy 3.6 or 3.7 work the full 4.0. to some degree this is a question of rarity of experience, and then the whole "daring bad" rather than "boring good" tradeoff that I explore in the LADY AND THE MONK entry by Pico Iyer. finally if this crsed bluetooth keyboard hopefully doesn't completely joke out.... hmmm... that would be good

so this is the sort of thing. this isn't absolute perfection. Jun
Nov 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yudhipapap by: Anna
Biografi yang enak dibaca menurutku adalah otobiografi yang mampu mendeskripsikan puluhan tahun perjalanan hidup seseorang kedalam (sebuah) buku. Dan Shoko Tendo berhasil merangkum perjalanan hidupnya dengan sangat manis pada buku pertamanya ini. Kepahitan hidupnya yang dipaparkan sungguh memberikan pemaknaan yang luar biasa indah, menyakitkan yang memuaskan..begitu pemahaman saya setelah membacanya.

Kekerasan fisik yang dialaminya serta ketergantungan dirinya akan seks, narkoba dan kehidupan ke
Christel Lim
The author has been through so much pain and suffering in life. She details them in her book well enough to get the reader to understand what she went through.

Towards the end of the book the I can infer that the author hopes of a better tommorrow. But at the same time, the spiritual bondages, soul ties and body ties have clearly not been broken. It seems that she still has these strong ties and bad memories that haunt her.

Unfortunately, what the author does not realise are that these soul ties,
Connie Wong
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kalau kau merasa hidupmu penuh dengan kesedihan, kau harus membaca buku ini, untuk sekedar tahu bahwa apapun penderitaanmu, itu bukan apa-apa.

Ada yang mengira kalau kehilangan orangtua ketika masih kecil itu hal yang pantas untuk diratapi. Padahal jauh lebih menyedihkan mempunyai kedua orangtua lengkap, tapi keduanya tidak berfungsi dan hidupmu tidak lebih baik dari anak-anak liar yang tidak punya orangtua.

Saya belajar dari buku ini bahwa jika surga ada di telapak kaki ibu, seperti kata banyak o
Alex S
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better written and engaging books I've read in quite some time.

Technically a memo but honestly given what happens during her life, you'd probably be forgiven for thinking you had suddenly picked up a fiction best seller instead.

The book takes you through her life, good times and the bad, and you are left with a resounding feeling that Shoko's made some real progress by the end. I like how this and other themes are presented throughout the book with close visceral detail of her
Ten Alten
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine, gagas-media
Penerbit : Gagas Media
Tahun : 2008
Tebal Buku : 252 halaman

Shoko Tendo, seorang wanita yang dari kecil hidup dalam tradisi Yakuza. Kehidupan mewah berubah menjadi kehidupan sengsara ketika sang ayah yang merupakan bos dari Yakuza hancur lebur dan kehilangan kekuasaan.
Kehidupan Shoko Tendo pada masa kecilnya tidaklah sebahagia anak-anak yang lain. Kejadian yang dialami membuat ia tidak bisa percaya pada orang dewasa, karena menurutnya mereka memang tidak bisa dipercaya.
Shoko memulai kehidupan
Oct 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read. if you are looking for a book filled with tales of the Yakuza then you will be disappointed. if you are looking for a true story of a female seemingly born into a good life only to hit the depths of physical and emotional rock bottom and come out the otherside then this has got it all.
My biggest issue with this book is he translation of from Japanese into English has been absurdly Americanised taking away the Japanese feel of the book. The dialouge could be as though it is a coupl
Rui Pacheco
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At firts, when beggining to read this book, it is noticeable that it is not very well written. Despite being very clear and undertandable, sometimes some "time jumps" are not very well executed. Also, as you read, you notice that the title is misleading: the author grows, in fact, in the middle of a yakuza family and gets in touch with some yakuza members but those facts don't add much to her life. They are preponderant, but it's not like you will learn a lot about the gangsters lifestyle or how ...more
Kerlip Bintang
Oct 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoar
Tadinya kupikir akan menemui banyak hal yang menakjubkan dalam buku ini selain: jaringan narkoba, kelompok yakuza, dan free sex di usia dini. Karena dari judulnya saja sudah dipastikan bahwa buku ini berkisah di seputaran itu. Jadinya alur cerita cepat menguap dari kepalaku dalam beberapa hari aja.

Aku kasih tambahan satu bintang (jadi 3 bintang), setelah membaca bab penutup yang dituturkan oleh penulisnya sendiri. Shoko Tendo. Salut karena dia berani untuk menuturkan aib masa lalunya dan berani
Viyanthi Silvana
Sep 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book yesterday was slapping me on my face! This incredible woman named Shoko Tendo really brave to un-leash her darkest moments in life. Change into better person in age 32 years old to become a freelance writer.

She is a yakuza leader's 2nd daughter. Became a Yanki in 12, un-virgin on 13, Thinner addict, Heroin grabber on 14, become a slut since she was 16-17 and being Number 1 hostess in her 32 years old when she got retired...

All the abusive loves, the blood, the misery, the usele
Interesting, but very depressing. Poor woman, she had a bumpy life. She went thru many things before even reach the 30-years old. Poor Shoko had all the bad things in lfe: drug-addiction, sex-addiction, physical abused, rape, eating disorder, abortion, miscarriage, death of her mother at a young age, death of her father because of cancer, lots of debts...

I was weak in my limbs every time I read the abused she had to suffer in the hands of her married-lovers. Shoko made terrible decisions, conseq
Jan 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Easy read, the translation was well done I thought, although I'm sure there are many details that were lost in it.
I loved the idea of looking inside the yakuza world through the eyes of one of the daughters rather than having an ex yakuza talk about his life. Things were much more detailed and raw I felt. Being able to explore how harmful a lifestyle is for the family that is born from it was also very interesting.
Shoko is charming in her honesty and integrity to keeping the details right. Eve
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With her dyed-brown long hair and tight designer jeans, Shoko Tendo looks like any other stylish young Japanese woman -- until she removes her shirt to reveal the vivid tattoos covering her back and most of her body. The elaborate dragons, phoenixes and a medieval courtesan with one breast bared and a knife between her teeth are a symbol of Tendo's childhood as the daughter of a "yakuza" gangster ...more
“When I got home, I took a bat and examined my back in detail in the bathroom mirror. This tattoo would be for myself and no-one else. It wasn’t just because I was about to end my relationship with Iro, it was because I wanted to make some serious changes deep down inside me… My torso - my back and front – and my shoulders, breasts, and upper arms were decorated with a vibrantly coloured work of art. I knew it had been the right thing to do… When I looked at that beautifully crafted tattoo, I was filled with a sense of total contentment I had never experienced before. I felt as though I had been set free.” 10 likes
“Bukan kulit luar yang penting, tetapi menjadikan pengalaman kita menjadi sesuatu yang terbaik bagi jiwa kita.” 5 likes
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