Search Results: "Masahiko Shimada"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM MESSENGER by Masahiko Shimada
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"What interests Shimada is the porousness of modern life, but he has not yet found the right metaphor or story-idea to express it."
Published in 1989 in Japan, this novel is the first US publication for Shimada; set in New York and Tokyo, it's a study of cultural displacement in the guise of a mother's quest for her long-lost son. Mrs. Amino is a Japanese-American whose little son Masao (Matthew) was kidnapped by his father when they lived in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICHIREN by Masahiko Murakami
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An intriguing imagining that is both edifying and enlightening and that makes an ancient figure easily accessible to a modern audience. (Graphic historical fiction. 13 & up)"
A graphic-novel treatment of the life and Buddhist teachings of Nichiren, a real-life 13th-century Japanese priest. Read full book review >