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A Clean Kill in Tokyo by Barry Eisler
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Dec 20, 2008

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Read in December, 2008

This book was interesting- told from the point of view of an assassin. He's a sympathetic antagonist, and I enjoyed the mystery for the most part, but there were many references to places and things in Japan that went over my head. Also details about the Vietnam war- mostly a large number of acronyms-- I simply couldn't keep their meanings in my head! I did learn a few things about Japan, but really didn't feel like I'd been there with the characters. I prefer books written about other countries and cultures to leave me feeling like I've glimpsed that place. Anyway, it was pretty good, but I'm not sure I'll read any of his other novels. A note for anyone willing to give it a try, there is scattered use of the f-word and two very short but surprisingly descriptive sex scenes.

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