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Villain by Kosaku Yoshida
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bookshelves: own, read_2017, crime, translated_fiction

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Villain, a Japanese crime novel by renowned author Kosaku Yoshida, but came away pleasantly surprised and satisfied. Despite a slow start, Villain evolved into an interesting contemporary crime novel which encapsulated all aspects of the crime by giving page time to the victim, their family, outsiders, suspects, and the murderer themselves. Interestingly enough, the police investigation and the procedural aspects commonly associated with crime fiction are minimally described in the book – in a good way, allowing the characters and their own stories to take hold.

My rating: 3.5/5 stars
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Reading Progress

November 1, 2010 – Shelved
November 1, 2010 – Shelved as: own
July 23, 2017 – Started Reading
July 23, 2017 –
page 58
19.08%
July 24, 2017 –
page 186
61.18%
July 26, 2017 – Shelved as: read_2017
July 26, 2017 – Shelved as: crime
July 26, 2017 – Shelved as: translated_fiction
July 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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