Thanks Hassun. I'm actually thinking of reading Shogun by James Clavell, it's seems very interesting.
Those two I listed and "the tale of Genji" are classics, you should have no problem finding those, they are not modern of course and can be tedious to read for some.
(I just can not finish the tale of Genji, it bores me to death).
Got another link for ya:
Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn. Beautiful imagery when it comes to feudal Japan.
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Well, there's always the Ring, Loop, and Spiral by Koji Suzuki, as well as Dark water by Suzuki. They're more modern...Battle Royale is also a good read, it had a lot more depth to it than you'd find other ultra-violent books. Sorry, I don't know if these are really what you're looking for, but these are really the only Japanese books I've read...
And I remember now, at the top of my lungs in my arms, she dies, she dies.
Controlling you through a chip in your butt since 2004
Both the Pillow Book and A Tale of Genji, I could not read. It just didn't interest me Oo. Banana Yoshimoto writes really nice books with interesting characters. My fave of her books is Kitchen. Plus I just like her name.
But OMG if you haven't read Battle Royale yet, that's the first book you should look up. Interesting as hell XD. GO GO TAKAKO!!! Unless you can't take literary blood O_O.
I read a short story about Musashi... oh what was his first name? And I read one of the Books of the Five Rings, Water.
You do know that's not her real name is it? It would be funny if it was though...Originally Posted by Sei-chan
The Rising Sun:by Michael Crichton
It's about a detective who investigates a murder with the help of the best detective in the buissiness who also happens to be well intuned with Japanesse
The setting is in america but a Japanesse company was having a party and a woman was found dead on one of the top floors.
The only people who aren't Japanesse are all the cops and the dead woman