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The Devil of Nanking reader ↠ Hardcover Read ↠ With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine chilling characters of Thomas Harris Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth cenWith the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine chilling characters of Thomas Harris Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events the Nanking Massacre A young Englishwoman obsessed with an i Finished this a few days ago and it might be my favorite book of the year Terrifying Expect a review next week

The Devil of NankingWith the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine chilling characters of Thomas Harris Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events the Nanking Massacre A young Englishwoman obsessed with an i Finished this a few days ago and it might be my favorite book of the year Terrifying Expect a review next week

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The Devil of Nanking ✓ Be the key to gaining the professor's trust An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage the gangster is rud to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health Taut gritty sexy and harrowing The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities Tokyo from an internationally best selling author Man what is it with the Japanese?Surely there are good and bad people in every culture But the bad Japanese? These are in a league of their own I have read accounts and seen documentaries of Japanese POW camps Their torture techniues were elaborately conceived to not only inflict physical agony but also emotional degradationNow google Nanking if you dare The images are straight out of hellHundreds of thousands of men women and children massacred in 1937 The lucky ones were killed immediately The unlucky endure horrors beyond imagining at the hands of psychopaths devoid of any shred of empathy towards human sufferingMo Hayder has imagined some horrible evil in her Jack Caffrey series Unfortunately in The Devil of Nanking she had history to draw from It's hard to say you've enjoyed something at the expense of what happened to these poor peopleAnyways Mo Hayder puts her fine writing chops to work based on this time in history So fine in fact that her writing was at times unrecognizable from her other crime novels She seemed to find a literary style for this oneThe story surrounds an English woman who is obsessed with what she has learned about Nanking and she travels to Japanfor confirmation of her findings In Grey Hayder has created a uniue character The revelations learned about Nanking from journal entries are just as engaging as learning about Grey and her historyOnly one thing made me roll my eyes a bitview spoilerThe crazy coincidence that in such a densely populated city Grey stumbles into a hostess job that immediately places her next to Fuyuki hide spoiler book Ú The Devil of Nanking È Mo Hayder

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Mo Hayder È The Devil of Nanking reader Ndecipherable past Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre footage some say never existed Only one man can help Grey A survivor of the massacre he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo But he will have nothing to do with her So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot where a certain gangster may Ugh Grey not her real name is on a mission to uncover the truth about Nanking Why you wonder? Well as a teenager Grey got knocked up and then figured that the only way to deal with this was to cut open her own womb She thought the baby would be fine because she had read that some babies survived this when the Japanese army did the same thing to pregnant women in Nanking Supposedly she believed this because her parents had homeschooled and completely sheltered her to the point that she didn't know that performing surgery on yourself is not a good idea And even though she read about the actions in Nanking in a book called something like Massacre in Nanking she thought it was good advice to follow She seemed to think it unfair that this resulted in her being sent to a mental hospital but I think it was the right place for her Oh and she got pregnant because as a naive 13 year old she went off and had sex with 5 unknown teenagers in a van And even though her parents had sheltered her to the point that she didn't know what a condom was they gave her enough freedom to wander around the neighborhood and jump in random vans All of these facts were huge stumbling blocks for me and the fact that her background was never explained beyond being sheltered was frustrating If your family life is such that you think a DIY Caesarean is your only option that sounds interesting Please share The good points were that Grey spends part of the book working in a hostess club as did the author Since those clubs aren't part of my usual Japan milieu I was interested enough to keep reading The tension and thriller aspects were practically non existent And I disliked Grey so much that even when she was in mortal peril I didn't careNot recommended