Death on Gokumon Island (Pushkin Vertigo) (Detective Kindaichi Mysteries): Seishi Yokomizo

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Death on Gokumon Island (Pushkin Vertigo) (Detective Kindaichi Mysteries): Seishi Yokomizo

Death on Gokumon Island (Pushkin Vertigo) (Detective Kindaichi Mysteries): Seishi Yokomizo

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Death on Gokumon Island by Seishi Yokomizo, first published in 1971 is the fourth of Yokomizo’s mysteries to be published in translation by Pushkin Press under their Pushkin Vertigo imprint, from the series featuring his detective Kindaichi Kosuke, which has 77 books. Cảm giác ban đầu đọc cuốn này của mình, đó chính là tội nghiệp thanh niên Kindaichi, đã bề ngoài lôi thôi lếch thếch, đầu tóc toàn gàu mà cứ thích gãi thì thôi chớ =)))), đến Đảo Ngục Môn làm phước thay mặt người quá cố, cố gắng bảo toàn tính mạng cho 3 cô em gái của người lính Chima đã hy sinh thì thôi chớ, lại còn bị nghi ngờ là quân gian tà, bị một người dân đảo bắt giam =)))) Đã thế thanh niên này còn mắc chứng cà lăm, nói năng lắp bắp mỗi khi bị căng thẳng hay hồi hộp (ơ cái này hình như hơi bị giống mình… Hình như người nào thông minh xuất chúng cũng đều gặp phải một vấn đề gì đó liên quan đến ngôn ngữ thì phải :D :D :D). Với tư cách là một người phụ nữ, khi đọc cuốn sách, mình không thể nào hiểu nổi làm sao kẻ thủ ác có thể có cái suy nghĩ xem mạng sống phụ nữ rẻ mạt đến thế… Và cái sự thật kiểu plot twist “đấm vào mặt” ở khúc cuối đã biến tất cả những giết chóc này trở thành một tấn bi kịch đầy ám ảnh cho gia tộc Kito trên Đảo Ngục Môn. I usually re-read this book at least once a year, this time aside from the clever plot twists, I truly start to appreciate how the author wrote his characters (he wrote them like he knew these people, their speeches and their behaviors like the back of his own hand) and how he described the post-war life for general/lower class Japanese citizens. And he wants his granddaughters killed so that each death echoes a well-known haiku—which has nothing to do with inheritance, but why not turn murders into visual representations of well-known poems?

As I've noted before, my favorite is The Inugami Curse apa The Inugami Clan, but with another seventy-three left, who knows what little gems are yet to be uncovered in this series! He read detective stories as a boy and in 1921, while employed by the Daiichi Bank, published his first story in the popular magazine "Shin Seinen" (新青年[New Youth]). The book begins with Kosuke traveling to Gokumon Island to deliver the news of the death of Chimata Kito, a friend from the war and the only direct male heir of the island’s ruling family. A testament to the power of the simple murder mystery and its enduring appeal --Spectator --This text refers to the paperback edition. White plaster-walled houses, glowing in the evening sun, were dotted on the hill slopes under a glowering grey sky that seemed ready to attack at any moment.

Pero como todo buen "whodunit" primero nos pasean con pistas falsas por todos los personajes para que desconfiemos un poco de cada uno. It is a solution which is attached to an extensive backstory which is given at the 11 th hour, alongside some very creative thinking on Kindaichi’s part. It was common for cliffs to rise straight up from the very shorelines, and Gokumon Island was one of the most extreme examples. there's a sort of "well, they were just women, after all" lackadaisicalness to the proceedings that truly got up my nose.

From explanations of the shape of the island, the history of the inhabitants, the family that leads the islanders, their fishing industry and who is the powerful figure, the secrets, the nitty and gritty of the island. However, soon after the end of World War II, his works received wide recognition and he developed an enormous fan following. There are some emotional moments here as he met a person from the past, this showed how he remembered people he met in his life and I appreciate this side of him so much (*cries).Despite my reading reservations at times, this novel ends up being not only clever, but the author injects more than a twisted sense of destiny as well as a sort of tragic irony into this story once all is said and done. But unbeknownst to his family, the victim warned Kindaichi with his dying breath that his three step-sisters’ lives would now be in grave danger.



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