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All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe
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Apr 01, 2009

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I don't think this was well-translated from Japanese. Not that I know what the Japanese version was like, but there were some really funky language things going on, and a translator's note or something would have been nice. It read like a pulpier mystery and isn't a piece of literature, but the story was engrossing and it held my attention, other than the huge swathes about the credit system, which I skipped. It didn't seem relevant to the story and seemed like a nationalistic insert. If I were more into conspiracies, I would say that the reason this book won awards in Japan is due to the awards committee being government run, and the government wanting its citizens to be more credit savvy....
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