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And revealing it sure is, as a reviewer on Amazon.com said, you'll come away from this knowing more about Mr Bryans intimate thoughts and foibles than you will about most of your close friends. There was every opportunity for this to be just another braggadocios masculine romp through foreign lands but Mr Bryan sticks to a path of brutal honesty. This is no perfect alpha male or all conquering Lothario but an often confused and troubled man cataloguing a string of unique experiences in an attempt to understand himself and the cultures he meets in his journey from Jamaica to America to Japan. Laced in amongst the numerous sexual stories (some sad, some funny, some just plain odd) is much insightful and educational sociological writing and many well researched and often eye opening facts and figures.
Although some themes seem to be over-repeated, for instance we are left in no doubt about his endowment in the trouser department, these are obviously things that have effected him deeply and shaped his life experience. It never comes across as him 'boasting' about his size, rather various women keep commenting on it, to the point that it starts to become repetitive to both the author and reader.
On the down side I found the book to be a little confusing at times simply because of the number of female names that come and go!Read more ›
Suicidal and stricken with an insatiable desire for Asian women, Bryan embarked on an excursion to Japan to indulge in all of his vices. What he discovered was that beneath the streets paved with a limitless supply of sexual conquests, was a cracked and damaged infrastructure that mirrored that of his very own. Many of the women detailed in the book were victims of molestation, neglect, and crippling social pressures. These were precisely the same factors that lead a young Bryan to immigrate from his homeland of Jamaica to the United States.
Bryan's criticism of the emotional immaturity of the Japanese can come across as patronizing, but that doesn't mean that he fails to point out his own lack of maturity. He refers to himself as an “international slacker” awash in a “candy land” where he is able to take a second stab at childhood. Judging by how he disposes of his playmates once he's had his fill, it would appear as though he is indeed a kid in a candy store. Still, the sobering reality of his irresponsible behavior strikes him with each and every abortion, forcing him to confront the heavy toll that they take on both he and his partners.Read more ›
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I stumbled across BPYC a few weeks ago, read the whole thing in one sitting, and re-read it twice again. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Perry Johnston
It's awesome story, this is a must read for any yellow lover and someone
who want's to know more about Japanese culture. Read more
This book was a complete and utter page turner no doubt about it. The weaving of lurid details with social commentary is to be commended. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2013 by Jon
Found this book to be highly captivating but at the same time educational on cultural differences. I found this book insightful and damn right honest on the state of mind men of... Read morePublished on 9 May 2013 by K. A. Gyimah
This book is easily one of the best books I have ever read. A lot of us go through things and have our issues that are just too taboo to speak about among other people. Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2013 by Darcell
If there is any doubt in your mind that Asian woman do not date outside their race this book will remove all of it. Read morePublished on 25 Dec. 2012 by Treveno
Many books have been written by foreigners telling of their experiences in Japan, but this book stands out most of all in my bookcase. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2012 by Momo Kaminari
Black Passenger Yellow Cabs is so much more than a travel book, or a memoir or even a seducer's diary: Stefhen Bryan has combined all these forms to create something new. Read morePublished on 20 July 2012 by Crude
I really love this book!! The writing style of the book is more conversational rather than authoritative. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2012 by Hollywood M. P.