Monday, October 02, 2006

In the Pool reviewed in the Daily Yomiuri

From Gordon Kanki-Knight's review of In the Pool:

"Okuda's collection of short stories in its original Japanese has sold close to a quarter of a million copies and has been made into a film. The translator of this English version, Giles Murray, deserves special praise for taking Okuda's deceptively easy prose and finding a way of expressing it that is readable, modern and avoids the pitfalls of many standard translations that attempt to be too literal...In The Pool has a story for everyone. It helps put into perspective the annoyances and disappointments we all face in modern society as well as giving the reader a chance to reflect on ways to make his or her life a bit better. Dive into it."