Los Angeles, grattacielo Nakamoto: mentre si festeggia l'inaugurazione dell'avvenniristica sede della multinazionale giapponese, nella sala riunioni viene scoperto il cadevere di 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 coriaco tenente Smith, che in un vertiginoso susseguirsi di colpi di scena sveleranno un oscuro intreccio di connivenze tra malavita e alta finanza.
- ISBN: 8811679451
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 405
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
Interesting read, I get why people call it controversial though. Full review: https://smolinskiblog.co/2019/07/22/m...
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
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
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
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
Such a great thriller! Check out my full review on my booktube channel http://youtube.com/peterlikesbooks
In the 80s the big American fear, especially in California, was that the Japanese businesses were going to take over. Strangely, the fact that the Dutch and British had more holdings than the Japanese never mattered. That said, Japanese conspiracies were popular and this was one of the better ones, w 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
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
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