KEIGO HIGASHINO THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X PDF

In this brutally laconic translation, cold logic battles warm hearts throughout this elegant proof of the wages of sin, in which everyone suffers and no one can ever win! It will make readers redefine devotion and trust in an otherwise complete stranger. The Devotion of Suspect X will make readers redefine devotion and trust in an otherwise complete stranger. This character-driven mystery by the prolific Higashino has much to recommend it, including a droll Columbo-like sleuth and a great surprise ending. In The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino weaves a web of intellectual gamesmanship in which the truth is a weapon that leads both police and readers astray.

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During his high school years he started reading mystery fiction. Career[ edit ] Higashino started writing while in high school and university, showing his manuscripts to friends.

In he began working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. He continued to write in the evenings and on weekends, [3] submitting unpublished mystery novels for consideration for the annual Edogawa Rampo Prize in Secret was later translated into English by Kerim Yasar and published as Naoko in , with a limited print run. Finally I presented it as a novel and it got picked up.

He thought that the book was the end of the Kaga series, as he had done what he wanted to do with it. From to he served on various MWJ selection committees, and fulfilled a similar role for the Edogawa Rampo Award from to In he became a selection member for the Naoki Prize. His style of writing the latter differs from his novels, and he does not use as many characters as in his novels. Sports references, such as archery and kendo , ski jumping, and snowboarding, also occur often.

As can be expected, Japanese elements suffuse his novels; for example, in Suspect X a major character works at a bento lunch shop, while a murder is committed with the electrical cord from a kotatsu. Suspect X inverts the classical whodunit structure, as the reader learns early on who the murderer is. Andrew Joyce writes in The Wall Street Journal that Hagashino explores how "feelings of loyalty and the oppressive weight of human relations" are "catalysts for murder and dark pacts between neighbors or co-workers to dispose of bodies.

And "so my work naturally has that Japanese sense of old-fashioned loyalty and concern for human feeling. I want them to be impressed that there is a Japanese person who came up with such unusual stories.

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During his high school years he started reading mystery fiction. Career[ edit ] Higashino started writing while in high school and university, showing his manuscripts to friends. In he began working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. He continued to write in the evenings and on weekends, [3] submitting unpublished mystery novels for consideration for the annual Edogawa Rampo Prize in Secret was later translated into English by Kerim Yasar and published as Naoko in , with a limited print run. Finally I presented it as a novel and it got picked up. He thought that the book was the end of the Kaga series, as he had done what he wanted to do with it.

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Crime Fiction Review quote " The best mystery novel I read [last year] was a standalone translation of a Japanese novel, The Devotion of Suspect X Each revelation is smarter than the illusion it tears aside. And the conclusion, which depends on understanding of human character rather than logic or science, is both satisfying and frustrating. The author successfully combines unquestionable reasoning with unquenchable pain.

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