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El pueblo de las ocho tumbas by Seishi Yokomizo
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Seishi Yokomizo dedicated with affection to Amparo, Clara María, Anapaulina, and her husband Walter Brayan.

Ladies and gentlemen first of all is to explain the reason for the dedication. These four people to whom I dedicate this criticism helped me to the novel Mt Doran "Toward to the Gleam" elected, and wanted to thank you for the help that lent me to https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... & from_search = true . So I thought that the best way to thank them is thanking them, and devoting a review of a book, which very likely you can taste them all.
Like most of the reviews of my books is also history. I have a great link with Quaterni publishing for many years. The editorial Quaterni, here share the link for users of Goodreads www.quaterni.es/ . Quaterni is a publishing house specialized in edit Asian, especially Japanese literature. Our relationship is very long, fruitful, and long-lasting. We met after make a complimentary comment that for me is the best current modern fantasy "Brave Story", but, although the writer that they have edited, which I liked most is Miyuki Miyabe https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... however users of Goodreads if memory does not betray me the first review, which I wrote in one of his books was "The island of the gate to hell Gokumonto"
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... was my first encounter with a character that I feel a great affection. I know I run the risk of being struck by the rays of the critics of the Japanese detective novel, but in spite of being struck down by them. I will say the same as Darth Vader told him to Obi wan Kenobi “When I disconnect from you it was not more than the apprentice. Now I am the master”. Something similar has happened with Seishi Yokomizo https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... was the disciple of the legendary Edogawa Rampo https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... and feel greater predilection for the disciple, while the master was decisive. But despite having read wonders for Edogawa Rampo, I liked more disciple, and above all his detective with whom I was living in this island of descendants of pirates, then I followed in their first cases in "Murder in the Honjin" https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... this criticism by the way is it dedicated to father Milward one of the few men who remained, which met the Inklings, and was missionary, and University lecturer in Japan. Have you present in your prayers, and non-believers in their memory. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Here I find me with Kosuke Kindaichi in a mystery worthy of his interest. This story is very interesting, because I pointed to some titles to the "Hound of the Baskervilles" https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8... & from_search = true because as the an ancient history, that gives color to the current mystery novels of Arthur Conan Doyle. This is the story of (and here is one of the shortcomings of the book, as I will explain later) of Tatsuya Terada a guy, who happens to be the heir to a family fortune. His father descended from a noble family of the village had a neurosis and killed a lot of people. In fact we see here unlike the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as if there is a curse, because the people of the town killed eight Samurai, to seize the treasure, and the burden of guilt, and the consequences of evil will be very present throughout the novel. If you are a lover of the detective novel, and is considered as the good Chesty https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... , that there is nothing more moral than a murder. As in the curse of the Hirado punishment perhaps, that you end up, but you know the gods punished mortals by granting them their wishes:-). Is that pleasures have to be in small quantities, because if they end up not producing the fatigue of the other as would happen in Sweeney Todd, or in the Rome of Nero.
Let's talk about the best novel. A great success by the novelist and Quaterni part (as well as the covers, which are always excellent) is to have included something basic in the detective novels a Dramatis persone. I.e. an index with all the characters in the novel. In such a way that the reader does not know Miss, and know who is who in this macabre game of deaths. Another hit and this is one technique both Edgar Allan Poe https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... and Edogawa Rampo, and the Gothic atmosphere, and oppressive. We also see degeneration and decay, especially in the family of the Tajimi. I don't know know if by inbreeding, or treat disease, ruin and decay is present in them. Even in the priori less sinister members as Haruyo. The village is an oppressive place full of hatred, and revenge. Actor Tatsuya Terada is always under constant danger and threat. This reminded me very much one of my favorite novels of the Lady of the Agatha Christie crime this is "the labours of Hercules". In fact, is novel in common has many things with some cases which Agatha Christie https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... & from_search = true https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... & from_search = true
in this novel Hercules
Poirot emulates his namesake the legendary Hercules, who performed twelve labours, and each case of Poirot is a tribute to the twelve labours of the Theban hero. There are two cases, which have been very present in "the village of eight graves ' and the Hydra of Lerma. Where Poirot traveled to a town like the Tatsuya Terada, and slander should face a terrible enemy. The same happens to the protagonist and Narrator Tatsuya Terada, who faces slander, which spreads the enemy of the protagonist, and a terrible friend superstition. Here the sins of parents affect children. However, not everything is sorrow and desolation. Tatsuya Terada will know love, and is one of the most beautiful things in the novel love story, and this novel all off another sublime element has a treasure hunt (precisely one of the best moments of the novel era as they bypass the obstacles) (, and van deciphering the treasure map). As already by Conan Doyle, or Dorothy Sayers did https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... also reminded me of another case of Agatha Christie's the "works of Hercules" "The Bull of Crete", because the protagonist is sublimated by the issue of inheritance. Pure determinism, and just like Agatha Christie, Seishi Yokomizo will adopt a similar solution. During the narration are Buddhist monks, each more or less holy. You have something, almost a mcguffin is also very modern but the murderer, as he already did in Gokumonto, and will later be in movies such as Seven, or collector of bones seems to follow a pattern, but I won't you say if it continues or not. That you should find out. It makes me almost sad, but I will comment on two things, that have prevented me from giving this novel recognition, which deserves the five stars. The first flaw is that Kosuke Kindaichi has a role as secondary. A character like him should have the main role. It is a crime to waste it, by very good Narrator Tatsuya whatsoever (which incidentally makes crazy girls, as Don Mendo https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...)
) and very entertaining, that is history. The second is more personal, but the reader/user of Goodreads who follow my reviews will be deduced it. There are too many murders. It is true, that Kosuke Kindaichi plays a very secondary role, and does not imply it until near the end, but there is too much death. It almost seems to follow the S.S. system Van Dine, which parodied Dorothy Sayers, in the end only the detective, and the murderer. Perhaps too exaggerated https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... but there are nearly a dozen violent deaths. That if the writer keeps very well the mystery. I was so flabbergasted when Kindaichi revealed the solution, as Captain Hastings in "Curtain"
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8... was the only possible solution, and the discard, because I didn't think that that person could have done. Dear user if you accept my suggestion, and decides to read this novel will not have a moment of truce. It will be as if it were the Lagardère https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7... on duty by crossing out the names of the dead with red ink, thrilling with the love story, and will be looking for a treasure. Three books for the price of one.
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dedicado con afecto a Amparo, María Clara, Anapaulina, y su marido Walter Brayan.

Damas y caballeros lo primero de todo es explicar el motivo de la dedicatoria. Estas cuatro personas a las que dedico esta crítica me ayudaron a que la novela de T.M. Doran “Toward to the Gleam” fuese elegida, y quería darles las gracias por la ayuda que me prestaron https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... . Así que pensé que la mejor forma de agradecerselo sea dándoles las gracias, y dedicándoles una crítica de un libro, que muy seguramente podrá gustarles a todo ello.
Como la mayoría de las críticas de mis libros esta también tiene historia. Tengo un gran vínculo con la editorial Quaterni durante muchos años. La editorial Quaterni, aquí comparto el enlace para los usuarios de Goodreads www.quaterni.es/ . Quaterni es una editorial especializada en editar literatura asiática, especialmente japonesa. Nuestra relación es muy larga, fructífera, y duradera. Nos conocimos después de hacer un comentario elogioso de la que para mí es la mejor fantasía moderna actual “Brave Story”, pero, aunque la escritora que ellos han editado, que más me ha gustado es Miyuki Miyabe https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... sin embargo usuarios de Goodreads si la memoria no me traiciona la primera crítica, que escribí de un libro suyo fue ”Gokumonto la isla de la puerta del infierno” https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... que fue mi primer encuentro con un personaje por el que siento un gran cariño. Sé, que corro el riesgo de ser fulminado por los rayos de los críticos de la novela policíaca japonesa, pero a despecho de ser fulminado por ellos. Diré lo mismo que Darth Vader le dijo a Obi wan Kenobi “Cuando me separe de ti no era más que el aprendiz. Ahora yo soy el maestro”. Algo parecido ha ocurrido con Seishi Yokomizo https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... Era el discípulo del mítico Edogawa Rampo https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... y siento mayor predilección por el discípulo, a pesar de que el maestro le fue decisivo. Pero a pesar de haberle leído maravillas a Edogawa Rampo, me gusto más discípulo, y sobre todo su detective con el que estuve viviendo en esa isla de descendientes de piratas, después lo acompañé en sus primeros casos en “Asesinato en el Honjin” https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Esta crítica por cierto se la dediqué al Padre Milward uno de los pocos hombres que quedaba, que conoció a los Inklings, y fue misionero, y Profesor Universitario en Japón. Ténganle presente en sus oraciones, y los no creyentes en su memoria. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Aquí vuelvo a encontrarme con Kosuke Kindaichi en un misterio digno de su interés. Esta historia es muy interesante, porque me ha recordado a algunos títulos al “Sabueso de los Baskerville” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8... porque tiene como las novelas de Arthur Conan Doyle una historia antigua, que da colorido al misterio actual. Esta es la historia de (y aquí está uno de los defectos del libro, como explicaré más adelante) de Tatsuya Terada un chico, que resulta ser el heredero de una gran fortuna familiar. Su padre descendiente de una noble familia del pueblo tuvo una neurosis y mató a una gran cantidad de personas. De hecho vemos como aquí a diferencia de las novelas de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, si hay una maldición, porque la gente del pueblo mato a ocho samuráis, para apoderarse del tesoro, y el peso de la culpa, y las consecuencias del mal estarán muy presentes en toda la novela. Si usted es un amante de la novela policíaca, y considera como el buen Chesty https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... , que no hay nada más moral, que un asesinato. Quizá como en la maldición del Hirado el castigo sea, que usted se acabe hartando de ello, pero ya saben los dioses castigan a los mortales concediéndoles sus deseos :-). Es que los placeres han de ser en pequeñas cantidades, porque si no acaban produciendo el hartazgo de los bienpensantes como ocurría en Sweeney Todd, o en la Roma de Nerón.
Vamos a hablar de lo mejor de la novela. Un gran acierto por parte del novelista y de Quaterni (amen de las portadas, que siempre son excelentes) es haber incluido algo básico en las novelas policíacas un Dramatis personae. Es decir, un índice con todos los personajes de la novela. De tal manera, que el lector no sé pierda, y sepa quién es quién en este macabro juego de muertes. Otro acierto y esto es una técnica tanto de Edgar Allan Poe https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... y Edogawa Rampo, y es la atmosfera gotizante, y opresiva. También vemos la degeneración, y la decadencia, sobre todo en la familia de los Tajimi. No sé sabe, si por endogamia, o porque capricho la enfermedad, la ruina, y la decadencia está presente en ellos. Incluso en los miembros a priori menos siniestros como Haruyo. El pueblo es un lugar opresivo lleno de odio, y de venganza. El protagonista Tatsuya Terada estará siempre bajo constante peligro, y amenaza. Esto me recordó mucho a una de mis novelas favoritas de la dama del crimen Agatha Christie esta es “los trabajos de Hércules”. De hecho, está novela tiene en común muchas cosas con algunos casos que cuenta Agatha Christie https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... en esa novela Hércules Poirot emula a su tocayo el legendario Hércules, que realizó doce trabajos, y cada caso de Poirot es un homenaje a los doce trabajos del héroe tebano. Hay dos casos, que han estado muy presentes en “El pueblo de las ocho tumbas” y son la hidra de Lerma. Dónde Poirot viajaba a un pueblo como el de Tatsuya Terada, y debía enfrentarse a un terrible enemigo la calumnia. Lo mismo le ocurre al protagonista y narrador Tatsuya Terada, que se enfrenta a la calumnia, que el enemigo del protagonista esparce, y a un amigo terrible la superstición. Aquí los pecados de los padres repercuten en los hijos. Sin embargo no todo es pesar y desolación. Tatsuya Terada conocerá el amor, y es una de las cosas más bonitas de la novela la historia de amor, y por si fuera poco esta novela tiene otro elemento sublime la búsqueda de un tesoro (precisamente uno de los momentos mejores de la novela erá como sortean los obstáculos, y van descifrando el mapa del tesoro). Como ya hicieran Por, Conan Doyle, o Dorothy Sayers https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... También me recordó a otro caso de Agatha Christie de los “Trabajos de Hércules” “El toro de Creta”, porque el protagonista se ve sublimado por el tema de la herencia. Puro determinismo, e igual que Agatha Christie, Seishi Yokomizo adoptará una solución similar. Durante la narración aparecen monjes budistas, cada uno más o menos santos.
Tiene algo, también muy moderno es casi un mcguffin pero el asesino, como ya hacía en Gokumonto, y hará más tarde en pelis como Seven, o Coleccionista de huesos parece seguir un patrón, pero no le voy a decir si lo sigue o no. Eso deberá averiguarlo usted.
Me da casi pena, pero voy a comentar dos cosas, que me han impedido darle a esta novela el reconocimiento, que merece las cinco estrellas. El primer defecto es que Kosuke Kindaichi tenga un papel tan secundario. Un personaje como él debe tener el papel principal. Es un crimen desaprovecharlo, por muy buen narrador que sea Tatsuya (que por cierto vuelve locas a las chicas, como Don Mendo https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6... ) y por muy entretenida, que sea la historia. Lo segundo ya es más personal, pero el lector/Usuario de Goodreads que siga mis críticas lo habrá deducido. Hay demasiados asesinatos. Es verdad, que Kosuke Kindaichi juega un rol muy secundario, y no se implica hasta casi el final, pero hay demasiada muerte. Casi parece seguir el sistema de S.S. Van Dine, que Dorothy Sayers parodiaba, que al final sólo quedan el detective, y el asesino. Quizás sea demasiado exagerado https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... pero hay casi una decena de muertes violentas. Eso sí el escritor mantiene muy bien el misterio. Yo me sentí tan patidifuso, cuando Kindaichi reveló la solución, como el Capitán Hasting en “Curtain” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8... era la única solución posible, y la descarte, porque no pensé que esa persona pudiera haberlo hecho.
Estimado usuario si acepta mi sugerencia, y decide leer esta novela no tendrá un momento de tregua. Irá como si fuera el Lagarderé https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7... de turno tachando los nombres de los muertos con tinta roja, emocionándose con la historia de amor, y gozará buscando un tesoro. Tres libros por el precio de uno.
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message 1: by Joaquin (new)

Joaquin Mejia You seem to really like books from Japan. A lot of people I know personally have been there. I haven't. But I think I should explore the country's literature though. Books may be expensive in the Philippines but it is less expensive than going to Japan.


Fonch Joaquin wrote: "You seem to really like books from Japan. A lot of people I know personally have been there. I haven't. But I think I should explore the country's literature though. Books may be expensive in the P..."

I say more or less in my review. We have several publishings, which are expert in asian literatura Quaterni and Satori. It is a pity that there were not books about Philippines. It is one of the big forgotten. My country should have more account to Philippines.


message 3: by Joaquin (new)

Joaquin Mejia Fonch wrote: "Joaquin wrote: "You seem to really like books from Japan. A lot of people I know personally have been there. I haven't. But I think I should explore the country's literature though. Books may be ex..."

Books about the Philippines are also hard to find in the Philippines itself. Especially fiction books. But I really want to read more books about the Philippines and other Asian nations in the future.


Fonch Joaquin wrote: "Fonch wrote: "Joaquin wrote: "You seem to really like books from Japan. A lot of people I know personally have been there. I haven't. But I think I should explore the country's literature though. B..."
How much would it cost that you bought books of United States Joaquín, or the EBOOK? I preffer the traditonal book, but in especial cases it is necesary to get the book of as the cheapest way as posible.


message 5: by Joaquin (new)

Joaquin Mejia Fonch wrote: "Joaquin wrote: "Fonch wrote: "Joaquin wrote: "You seem to really like books from Japan. A lot of people I know personally have been there. I haven't. But I think I should explore the country's lite..."

Physical books cost around ₱300 or more. As for an e-book, I actually don't know. I think it is free sometimes but I really don't know how people get new books that way.


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