Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie

About the book In a prison cell in the US, a man stands trembling, naked, fearfully waiting to be shipped to Guantanamo Bay. How did it come to this? Burnt Shadows is an epic narrative of disasters evaded and confronted, loyalties offered and repaid, and loves rewarded and betrayed. Reviewed by Enjoying Books This was… Continue reading Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie

The Girl who played Go by Sa Shan

About the book the Place of a Thousand Winds, a 16 year-old Chinese girl beats all-comers at the game of go. One of her opponents is a young Japanese officer of the occupying power. As their two stories unfold, the Japanese army moves inexorably through their huge land, leaving blood and destruction in its wake.… Continue reading The Girl who played Go by Sa Shan

The Body Wore Brocade by James Melville

The 13th novel featuring Superintendent Tesuo Otani, chief of Japan's largest police department. His wife is moody and irritable, his sister-in-law is having an affair with one of his staff, and then on his day off he's shot in what seems a case of mistaken identity.