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Yakuza Moon by Shōko Tendō
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Oct 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: true-story
Read in December, 2010

When I first read the discription of this book I thought I was going to learn more about the Yakuza through Shoko's eyes but I didn't, it was moreso about her life story.

The writing was very basic but it was very well writen and I found it hard to put down. She manages to paint vivid images with every word writen.

Sometimes it felt as if you are reading 'just a story' meaning, surely life couldn't be this bad for another human. But sadly this is all rather true and that is what makes it so compelling. Yes, I was disappointed I didn't really learn much about the Yakuza but it was clearly showed how much she suffered because her father was one.

At one stage in the book I found myself crying a little bit. Without spoiling about why I cried/what it was about, it caught me by suprize but that point in the book you could feel the pain she was going through. I usually don't get emotional over reading so this really did a number on me..haha.

I'm glad really glad I picked up this book.

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