Los Angeles, grattacielo Nakamoto: mentre si festeggia l’inaugurazione dell’avveniristica sede della multinazionale giapponese, nella sala riunioni viene scoperto il cadavere di una giovane donna. Un delitto a sfondo sessuale o rituale?
Il caso viene affidato all’anziano capitano Connor, esperto conoscitore del mondo nipponico, e al giovane e coriaceo tenente Smith, che in un vertiginoso susseguirsi di colpi di scena sveleranno un oscuro intreccio di connivenze tra malavita e alta finanza.
- ISBN: 8811136288
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 405
BUDDY-SAN I due protagonisti: il mediocre Wesley Snipes e l'indimenticabile Sean Connery. Il romanzo fu pubblicato nel 1992. A quell’epoca gli americani rappresentavano il quattro per cento della popolazione mondiale, e il diciotto per cento dell’economia mondiale: ma in tema di avvocati ne avevano be Leggi tutto
This book sat on my shelf for years.Whenever I tried to read it,I was put off by the strident anti-Japan tone. At one level,this book is a murder mystery,and a thriller.If you just consider these elements,it's a pretty good book.It moves along at a brisk enough pace,it has plenty of dramatic tension. Leggi tutto
Interesting read, I get why people call it controversial though. Full review: https://smolinskiblog.co/2019/07/22/m...
Crichton puts forth a very interesting perspective on the economic relationship between Japan and the USA in this novel. While informative, I feel that Crichton was at times overly pessimistic. He draws a picture of the Japanese annexing the American economy and Japan itself surpassing the US in eve Leggi tutto
This 90s story begins strongly with good character development before diving down and meandering around how great the Japenese economy is. 1991-2001 is often referred to as Japan's, "lost decade," economically. So, not so fast the late Mr. Crichton. 3 of 10 stars
I love this book. I read this book on 2010 and until now its still my favorite. This books is telling us a story how contrast it is American culture and Japanese culture. American is much more brass and outspoken. Japanese is much more secluded and honoring seniority. I love how the author narrates
Such a great thriller! Check out my full review on my booktube channel http://youtube.com/peterlikesbooks
This novel should've been called I'm Not Racist, But-- . Crichton's wise men rant against the Japanese as copiously as his straw men do, and their arguments are functionally identical. By all means, he says, paint them with a broad brush, say they're schemers, insist they spell our doom, but good Lor Leggi tutto
Though I have read only a couple of Michael Crichton's books, I am fan of his writing. His The Andromeda Strain and Sphere were highly enjoyable. So, with a lot of expectations I started with this book. From the blurb, I could gather that it is a murder mystery centered on corporate espionage. The b Leggi tutto
This was an interesting read right after Tai-Pan given that both books explore the business relationship between an Asian nation and a Western one. In this case, though, the Author came to the story with a very definitive message to get across. Namely that America as a whole (industry, government, s Leggi tutto
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