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All She Was Worth

Jul 25, Patrick Sherriff rated it really liked it Shelves: The policeman is on convalescent leave so takes the case on. Once the crime has been solved and the criminal arrested, society can return to its previous placid equilibrium, confident that everything is for the best.

Now, as soon as she learns that this information has come out, she seems to have fled. Read more Read less. All She was Worth was billed to me as a mystery and thriller and aside from reading Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto, I’ve not read a lot of Japanese Literature so I was intrigued to see how this would pan out.

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Dan mulai saat itulah Shoko Sekinie yang sesungguhnya menghilang. The desire to escape from debt, driving their lives to the sad ending. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


Miyabe’s novel touches on many topics, including the Japanese asset price bubble mentioned earlier, plus social issues of family registrythe credit industrythe underground credit economy, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals in contrast to that of families.

In the classical type of mystery, the police may not be very good at their job, but even if they are idiotic bunglers their goal is to see justice done, and they work with the detective, often quite closely.

Please provide an email address. The burden on individuals and families is tremendous, the shame and obligation carrying over to other family members. Shunsuke Honma, a widower with a ten-year old son, is on leave from the police, limping along after having been shot on duty.

This is quite eye-opening, even as we realize that quiet desperation is not just a Western phenomenon. Batchelder Award in Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. To ask other readers questions about All She Was Worthplease sign up. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Lantas, kenapa wanita tersangka satu ini malah repot-repot ingin mencuri identitasnya?

See and discover other items: View all 4 comments. This mystery portrays the horrors and pitfalls of a cashless society.?

A competent crime thriller which was a real page turner, as the cop follows a trail from clue to clue. The telling is extremely detailed, with a strong focus not on the plot, but on the social and family milieus of the characters.

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Novel ini juga memiliki alur maju dari awal hingga akhir, walaupun ada sedikit alur mundur ketika dalam percakapan untuk menceritakan kehidupan Shoko Sekine dan kehidupan pelaku yang mencuri identitasnya sebelum mereka berdua menghilang.


You will be introduced to Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Shunsuke Honma who is polite, and dogged and due to an injury at work is taking his crime solving at a more leisurely pace.

Collectors’ harassment is common, and the police are unwilling to do much about it. Oct 16, Josh Yates rated it liked it.

All She was Worth – Miyabe Miyuki

Yang ia punya hanya sye untuk menelusuri tiap jejak langkah yang ditinggalkan wanita itu, serta kemampuan untuk menghubungkan titik-titik menjadi sebuah garis yang tegas. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

However, rather than using the format to make this abstract problem more concrete by creating a crime which is directly tied to, say, an executive at a credit-card company, Miyabe chooses to leave a fair amount of distance between the social forces that gave rise to the crime and the criminal herself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The uncle agrees to take a look to see what was going on, but begins to stumble on a variety of occurences that tell him that this is more than a simple disappearence. This novel provides a window on the spending frenzy that was going on in Japan as they turned into a Western-like acquisitive society.