Book Review: “Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters” by Daniel P. Aldrich

My review of Daniel P. Aldrich, Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2019, pp.270) has been published in Japan Forum. See https://doi.org/10.1080/09555803.2022.2140181. Unfortunately the review is behind a pay-wall for some people.

Book Review: “The Lucky Ones” by Mark Edwards

As I noted in my review of The Retreat by Mark Edwards, reading that book and my comments on social media, I realised that I needed to re-read The Lucky Ones. This is what I have recently done. The timing actually worked out well as I was visiting Shropshire (‘the rural environs of Shropshire, one…

Book Review: “Yellow & Black Fever” by James McKnight

As a Hanshin Tigers fan, as I have discussed elsewhere, when it came to my most recent birthday and relations were asking what they could get me, I added James McKnight’s books about supporting the Hanshin Tigers to the list. I knew that these would be a very different experience to The Sportsworld of the…

Book Review: “The Retreat” by Mark Edwards

I read a lot. But I rarely read novels more than once – unless, like Climber’s High (or Seventeen as it was translated into English) for example, it’s related to my research. Novels are, by definition, meant to be novel, new. Part of the reasoning for not reading a book more than once is that…

Book Review: “Follow You Home” by Mark Edwards

If I were asked to provide a list of my favourite books, there would be quite a few in that list by Mark Edwards. Follow You Home would certainly make the list. Thanks to a Facebook video event that Mark hosted yesterday (24 March 2021) and that I was going to be given the opportunity…

フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッドについての調査

フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッドのファンやバンドやフランキーの音楽がについての本を書きます。私自身の経験やアイデアをもとに本を書くこともできますが、できるだけ多くのファンからアイデアやストーリーなどを集めたほうがずっと面白いと思います。 直接HoodCP@Outlook.comへのメールは結構です。Zoomなどの(日本語の)インタビューも可能ので、その倍も最初にメールで連絡してください。他に、私の本「Frankie Fans Say」は このページにあります。 Image source: https://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=10757&PrinterFriendly=1

“FOUR” and its Swedish Links

In my third novel, FOUR, there are some Swedish links – this post says a bit more about this. If you look through the chapter listing you will see that one of the chapter titles is ‘Jag Älskar’. This, strictly speaking means ‘I love’ and is the title of a track on Bag of Trix…