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Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein
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Aug 05, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads
Read from August 20 to September 12, 2012

Well-written with well-drawn characters, this debut novel pulls you into the life of Sergeant Detective Mariko Oshiro from the first pages. The author brings to life the trials of being the only female detective on the Tokyo police force and also of being an American-raised woman now living in Japan’s traditionalist society.

That said, this book depicts Japanese culture fairly and accurately. While descriptions of Oshiro’s work and family life show the difficulties associated with being a non-traditional female in a traditionalist society, “Daughter of the Sword” also shows the beauty of Japanese traditions. Not only that, it is clearly written by someone knowledgeable about swords and the code of bushido. A pleasure to read and I am definitely looking forward to the next book from Mr. Bein.

*Disclaimer: I received this book as a free advance reader's copy through GoodReads First Reads.

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