Stephen Snyder, tr. New York. Mulholland Books / Little, Brown. ISBN Confessions, the debut novel from Minato Kanae (b. ), is a . Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) is a Japanese drama film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, based on housewife-turned-author Kanae Minato’s debut. Kanae Minato is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thrillers. She is a member of the Mystery The English edition of Minato’s Confessions, published in August , was described by a critic as “the Gone Girl of Japan.” Wall Street Journal.

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Has anyone been able to find the film [in English]? Minato lives in Japan. Each kznae has a vested interest in relaying events from their perspective; the reader must decide which, if any, are reliable. I’m disappointed given the volume of buzz and strong recommendations for this novel. Though she didn’t completely convert me to the electronic side of things even though they do have cookiesthanks to Rohisa I confesisons no longer averse to e reading.

Most appalling of all is how quickly one leads to the other, and how reading about that short trip, in books like “Confessions,” can make you vibrate with happiness.

Books like Confessions can make you vibrate with happiness. Along the way, I learned much — more, if truth be told, than I felt emotionally prepared to learn — about the damage inflicted by adults upon children, and the ways in which the young sometimes return it in kind, twisted and magnified, driven by a logic that to them seems as unassailable as it is horror-inducing.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The novel is only pages long and easily read in one sitting. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The police arrest him for the murder.

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Read more Read less. I’m not going to say anything to give the story itself away because I don’t want to ruin it.

Jul 25, karen rated it liked it Shelves: I still found this novel as a debut. As the screen darkens, Moriguchi chuckles and says, “just kidding. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you’ll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of ksnae, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in harm’s way. Amy I’d also be interested to find it! Couple of chapters in, I could tell there will be goodies, I knew we were in good hands, the promise of excellence heavy in the air.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Unfortunately Japanese thrillers are less popular in English literature world. It paints a rather bleak picture of modern Japan.

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But what I really loved was how each and every one of them were wrong about the others, how they incorrectly guessed each other’s motives. Having revealed their identities, she explained that because the killers, confdssions minors, are protected by the Juvenile Law ofturning them in wouldn’t make a difference.

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Confessions by Kanae Minato

The film received a widespread positive response globally, with critics praising a variety of factors including good adaptation from the book, the director’s style, and the acting, ,anae by the child actors.

I won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. Views Read Edit View history. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This is one book that would be staying with me for a long, long time.

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Nearly every twist and turn knocked me off my feet and that is SO rare as I predict so many twists in thrillers and mystery books. It is the type of book that you want to share with everyone once you finish it.

The characters are as twisted as the plot. I found the book to be interesting from the very beginning. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. His mother Yoshino Kimuraafter spotting the hidden malicious messages in well-wishes cards from Naoki’s classmates, realizes her son was somehow involved with an earlier incident. But first she has one last lecture to deliver.

They basically re-tell the story up that point, and add their own experience while furthering the tale. Jul 23, Kristy K rated it really liked it Shelves: Those who love a thriller with many hidden revelations will enjoy this and need not worry about the translation, as it keeps a seamless narrative.

Talmente tanto che se ne esce un po’ frastornati, ma soddisfatti di aver avuto tra le mani qualcosa di prezioso, scritto bene e strutturato anche meglio. The Puterbaugh Fellow by. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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View all 22 comments. Reading the book made me curious about ‘hikkomori’ so I googled it. I listened to this book and the chapters are narrated in alternating voices and I enjoyed the narrator very much. Therefore, Confessions has become the last winner of Best Asian Film.