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the powerful mood of Strangers lingers well after its graceful, downbeat ending has passed.' -- Guardian
'Restrained and moving what might have been a simple ghost story evolves into a psychologically acute portrait.' -- Daily Telegraph
A ghost story of the highest order. -- David Mitchell, Indpendent on Sunday
Yamada has really hit the spot with this, his English-language debut sparsely written, beautifully atmospheric, wonderfully creepy.' -- Good Book Guide
'A cerebral and haunting ghost story ... Highly recommended.' David Mitchell--Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre. See all Product Description
This is not a shock and awe type of horror story but one that draws you into the characters world so you feel their loss. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Vivid, hilarious and haunting. Taichi Yamada uses punchy dialogue and the perfect amount of detail to create a brilliant atmosphere, populated with fantastic characters and... Read morePublished on 31 July 2013 by A. Jolly
The beginning of the story reminded me of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, then it went to a quite different direction. Read morePublished on 16 May 2013 by Alexandra
Excuse the cliche, but once I'd begun reading 'Strangers' I could not put it down. I was led, page by page into a mysterious world where normality reigns in the thoroughfares... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2012 by Sally Spedding
Taichi Yamada, born in 1934, is an acclaimed Japanese screenwriter and novelist. "Strangers" was first published in 1987 and won the Yamamoto Sh'gor' Prize for best human-interest... Read morePublished on 12 Oct. 2010 by Craobh Rua
I agree that it's very predictable, in plot and in writing. However, I also believe that it was an entertaining read, and seeing as I bought this a while ago and forgot that it was... Read morePublished on 6 April 2010 by Mr. H. Lam
Strangers, not a long read, but defiantly a good one. The long and the short of it is after some bad news our hero encounters the spirits of his dead parents. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2009 by L P