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Product details

  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: SOHO PRESS; Reprint edition (27 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616952121
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616952129
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 3 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,042,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Karma runs thicker than blood in "Evil and the Mask," the thought-provoking and unpredictable new novel by the Japanese zen-noir master Fuminori Nakamura."
"─Wall Street Journal
"
"This literary thriller steeps the reader in humanity's dark nature and the struggle of those who try to resist their own moral corruption."
"─Library Journal
"
"Deals with basic questions of good and evil, guilt and remorse. Cryptic detectives, smoky nightclubs, and murky streets in Japanese suburbs add to the noir sensibility. At times bizarre, at times hallucinatory, the story is always provocative."
"─Publishers Weekly"
""Evil and the Mask" is a hard-to-put-down novel of ideas and a savage comment on nihilism, both Japanese and global ... Shouldn't be missed."
"─Booklist" (Starred Review)
"Deliciously twisted ... Nakamura bend[s] the line between what is good and what is evil until it nearly breaks. It's impressive how a book so dark can be so much fun."
"─Grantland"
"This literary thriller steeps the reader in humanity's dark nature and the struggle of those who try to resist their own moral corruption."
""─"Library Journal"
""Evil and the Mask" is concerned with a twisty sense of morality: is Fumihiro born evil, and can he escape the cruelty associated with his surname?"
─Kevin Nguyen, " Omnivoracious"
""Evil and the Mask" is a brilliant novel from one of Japan's most current authors.... If you love Patricia Highsmith, you'll love Nakamura."
"─"Margaret Cannon, "The Globe and Mail"""Evil and the Mask" is an engrossing account... The story is violent, revengeful, and often disagreeable but it still contains that hypnotic voice that makes you want to read more."
"─Midwest Book Review"
""Evil and the Mask" delves even further into the dark... [it] grapples with murder, war and a deep distrust of society that manifests itself in disturbing ways."

Praise for "Evil and the Mask"
"Karma runs thicker than blood in "Evil and the Mask," the thought-provoking and unpredictable new novel by the Japanese zen-noir master Fuminori Nakamura."
--"Wall Street Journal
"
""Evil and the Mask" is a brilliant novel from one of Japan's most current authors . . . If you love Patricia Highsmith, you'll love Nakamura."
--"Globe and Mail"
""Evil and the Mask" is a hard-to-put-down novel of ideas and a savage comment on nihilism, both Japanese and global . . . Shouldn't be missed."
--"Booklist," Starred Review
"A twisted tale of revenge . . . mixing noir and the existential question of free will."
--"The Japan Times"
"Deliciously twisted . . . Nakamura bend[s] the line between what is good and what is evil until it nearly breaks. It's impressive how a book so dark can be so much fun."
--Grantland
"["Evil and the Mask" is] full of themes that everyone can appreciate . . . Nakamura blurs the line between light and dark, good and evil. He illustrates that nothing in life is completely black and white."
--"Tulsa Books Examiner"
""Evil and the Mask" is concerned with a twisty sense of morality: is Fumihiro born evil, and can he escape the cruelty associated with his surname?"
--Omnivoracious
"Deals with basic questions of good and evil, guilt and remorse. Cryptic detectives, smoky nightclubs, and murky streets in Japanese suburbs add to the noir sensibility. At times bizarre, at times hallucinatory, the story is always provocative."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"This literary thriller steeps the reader in humanity's dark nature and the struggle of those who try to resist their own moral corruption."
--"Library Journal"
""Evil and the Mask" is an engrossing account . . . The story is violent, revengeful, and often disagreeable but it still contains that hypnotic voice that makes you want to read more."
--"Midwest Book Review"


Praise for "Evil and the Mask"
Karma runs thicker than blood in"Evil and the Mask," the thought-provoking and unpredictable new novel by the Japanese zen-noir master Fuminori Nakamura.
"Wall Street Journal
"
" Evil and the Mask"is a brilliant novel from one of Japan s most current authors . . . If you love Patricia Highsmith, you ll love Nakamura.
"Globe and Mail"
"Evil and the Mask"is a hard-to-put-down novel of ideas and a savage comment on nihilism, both Japanese and global . . . Shouldn't be missed.
"Booklist," Starred Review
A twisted tale of revenge . . . mixing noir and the existential question of free will.
"The Japan Times"
Deliciously twisted . . . Nakamura bend[s] the line between what is good and what is evil until it nearly breaks. It s impressive how a book so dark can be so much fun.
Grantland
["Evil and the Mask"is] full of themes that everyone can appreciate . . . Nakamura blurs the line between light and dark, good and evil. He illustrates that nothing in life is completely black and white.
"Tulsa Books Examiner"
"Evil and the Mask"is concerned with a twisty sense of morality: is Fumihiro born evil, and can he escape the cruelty associated with his surname?
Omnivoracious
Deals with basic questions of good and evil, guilt and remorse. Cryptic detectives, smoky nightclubs, and murky streets in Japanese suburbs add to the noir sensibility. At times bizarre, at times hallucinatory, the story is always provocative.
"Publishers Weekly"
This literary thriller steeps the reader in humanity s dark nature and the struggle of those who try to resist their own moral corruption.
"Library Journal"
"Evil and the Mask"is an engrossing account . . . The story is violent, revengeful, and often disagreeable but it still contains that hypnotic voice that makes you want to read more.
"Midwest Book Review"
"Evil and the Mask," the second book of his to be available in English, is undoubtedly the narrative that will help cement him as the new master of Japanese noir . . . an absolute must-read.
"Out of the Gutter Magazine"

"From the Hardcover edition."" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Fuminori Nakamura was born in 1977 and graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. He has won numerous prizes for his writing, including the Oe Prize, Japan s largest literary award, and the prestigious Akutagawa Prize."The Thief," his first novel to be translated into English, was a finalist for the"Los Angeles Times"Book Prize. He is the recipient of the David L. Goodis Award for Noir Fiction. He lives in Tokyo with his wife.


"From the Hardcover edition."" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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hi,more of fuminori nakamura should be translated into english,he writes unusual stories,with very good story lines and good characters.if you wish to enjoy a very good read,and more ,his first book was very good to.i will not give the story away,thats for you to find and enjoy.good reading.
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The concept of this book is great, really to bring up the cancer of this world is such a good idea to write about. Thus I loved the first chapters. It is a good read and admire for the concept.
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