Monday, October 31, 2005

The Inland Sea recommended at The Japan Times

In "Speaking Volumes" The Japan Times asks both staff and local readers to list their favorite books on Japan that are available in English. Staff writer Eric Prideaux recommends The Inland Sea: "This travel book exemplifies what I imagine the original mission of journalism to have been: to go somewhere far away, surrender yourself to the strange new environs, and send back reports so vivid and personal that they could have been taken straight from the pages of, yes, a journal. Taking us along on his voyages across the Inland Sea in Japan's southwest, Richie hypnotizes us with prose as gentle as the tide, then suddenly unleashes powerful insights."

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