Monday, 14 December 2015

Book Review

MALICE
KEIGO HIGASHINO
LITTLE BROWN PUBLISHERS
978-0-3491
8.5/10
Malice is a story revolving around the murder of a best-selling novelist Keigo Higashino, who was to leave to Vancouver in the day of his death. It revolves around his fellow writer Nonuguchi and the detective named Kyochiro Kaga.

I took this book when I saw it in a book fair in school. What actually drew me towards the book was its cover. It created a sense of mystique when I saw it. The story seamlessly flicks between Osamu Nonuguchi's accounts and Kyochiro Kaga's notes. This is a more fresh approach to writing crime stories and I liked it.

This is the third part of Keigo Higashino's books.his other books include 'The salvation of a saint' and 'The devotion of suspect X' The book was originally written in Japanese and was translated to English by Alexander O Smith and Elye Alexander. It is a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the writer battle over the truth of the past and how events led to the murder really unfold. The style of first person writing takes us deeper into the intricate plot and it blasts open in the end. It is an extraordinary thriller that will linger long in the memory.

Review by
Yeshwant P
IX D
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