Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju

Yoriki Sano Ichiro, Edo’s newest senior police commander, made his way slowly on horseback across Nihonbashi Bridge. Early on this sunny, clear winter morning, throngs of people streamed around him: porters carrying baskets of vegetables to and from market; water vendors with buckets suspended from poles on their shoulders; shoppers and tradesmen bent low under theContinue reading “Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju”

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history. When the watch saves Thaniel’s lifeContinue reading “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley”

Martin Scorsese has left me Silent

Not sure because the movie was a technical masterpiece or because of the very long and dragged-out silences in the movie. Is it Oscar season again? Last time I suffered from “Pregant Silence” was during 12 Years a Slave and Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist – and Murderer? – Foxcatcher. This is how I looked at the end ofContinue reading “Martin Scorsese has left me Silent”