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2.0 out of 5 stars Good fun but not useful as study tool, 17 Feb. 2006
This review is from: Kanji Pict-o-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics (Paperback)
Buying and reading this book has been amusing. The covered kanjis are all illustrated wonderfully with funny, shocking and frank pictures. The layout is good and the book has some great mnemonic s for remembering kana.
But it is not a way to learn kanji, far from it. In fact, its nigh-on useless if you plan on going anywhere with kanji. The approach taken by this book is very unsystematical. You are not taught how to draw a kanji either.
For the same money you would be better off with a stack of flash cards really. This book really should be categorized as art or entertainment, since I find it of little to no use as a self-study tool. If you are serious about kanji, check out James Heisigs works instead.
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