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Hilarious and Very Well Written,
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This review is from: Tune In Tokyo:The Gaijin Diaries (Kindle Edition)I can whole-heartedly recommend this book for anyone who has a fascination with all things Japanese as they will get an excellent insight into the parts of Tokyo that aren't often seen in the media.
More importantly though, this is a very funny book that is exceptionally well written. The author writes in a very entertaining fashion due to his wonderfully bitchy style.
Homophobes beware though - although there's nothing explicit in this book, the author is very gay and it's an integral part of the book. Any homophobe is probably not going to like the humour and constant references and so they are probably best to avoid it.
For everyone else who is broadminded, however, they are in for a real treat. I really hope that the author writes more as I will definitely be buying anything else he publishes.
Another minor comment - this is the best formatted Kindle book that I have ever read - very easy on the eye.
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Initial post: 25 Dec 2012 09:11:48 GMT
Mr N S Colbert says:
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 10:26:44 GMT
Nick Pendrell says:
Oh come on, Mr. Colbert - that's just taking political correctness too far!
The author revels in his sexuality in the same way that Graham Norton, Julian Clary and Alan Carr do. Is Graham Norton's sexuality totally irrelevant to his show? Of course not - it's an integral part of his style and his shows would not be the same without it.
And it's the same case with the author of this book.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 10:47:11 GMT
Mr N S Colbert says:
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 11:10:54 GMT
Agreed - this is an over-reaction by Mr. Colbert. This is a brief review of a book, and the reviewer feels the tone of the book - based on the authors sexuality - is relevant and worthy of a mention. Rather than complain to the reviewer, concerns should be aimed at potential readers who might be bothered by such references.
As it is, the reviewer makes no judgment call or disparaging remark. Infact the opposite, this reads like a glowing endorsement.
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