by Takeshi KaikōA sometimes wordy novel about a Japanese journalist covering the Vietnam War. In interesting look at everyday life in South Vietnam during the early stages of the war and a sensitive portrait of Saigon. Beautiful descriptions of tastes and textures and smells throughout. Unfortunately, the most interesting aspects of this book, and ultimately its most powerful moments, occur at its end; the last three chapters are absolutely stunning. In chapter fifteen, Kaiko grapples with the traumas suffered by the Japanese people in the wake of their defeat that put an end to WWII. In chapter sixteen Kaiko's main character says goodbye to the complacency of Saigon, and in chapter seventeen, Into a Black Sun reaches its final climax as Kaiko takes us back to the jungle to confront an invisible enemy.
|Title||Into a Black Sun|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|File size||3.4 Mb|
|Book rating||4.05 (57 votes)