The Maid — Yasutaka Tsutsui

We have a young woman who can read minds who works as a live in maid so that she doesn’t have to stay in any single place very long so that no one will guess her secret.

Thus begins our journey with Nanase as she works for and lives with 8 different Japanese families and ventures through their thoughts and discovers all their private truths.

As a lover of Japanese fiction i found this very interesting, and i can imagine that it must have been quite controversial in Japan when published and probably still is.   Tsutsui essentially strips away the public veneer of polite and controlled Japanese people and society and suggests that there’s something very different lurking underneath: what are their private thoughts and lives really like, can we really take people at face value?

My first book by Tsutsui and i’m looking forward to reading a few more soon, which are already queued up on my Kindle.

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno — Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Dabba Dabba Tree

Rumours About Me

Don’t Laugh

Farmer Airlines

Bear’s Wood Main Line

The Very Edge of Happiness

Commuter Army

Hello, Hello, Hello!

The World is Tilting

Bravo Herr Mozart!

The Last Smoker

Bad for the Heart

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

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Bullseye! — Yasutaka Tsutsui


Call for the Devil!

The Onlooker

It’s My Baby

Zarathustra on Mars

Having a Laugh

The Good Old Days

Running Man

Sleepy Summer Afternoon

Cross Section



The Wind

A Vanishing Dimension

Oh! King Lear

Meta Noir

The Agency Maid

The Night they Played Hide and Seek

The Countdown Clock

Animated Realism

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