Lonely Hearts Killer

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Read How You Want, Oct 8, 2010 - Authoritarianism - 294 pages
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Taking on a subject that is still largely avoided in Japan, this powerful thriller explores the threat posed by an emperor, even in a ceremonial role, to a democratic government. Set in a fictional island country, the novel is told from the perspective of a group of young adults who are embroiled in their private problems of friendship, work, and sex. Much of the plot is revealed though their internet postings, which gradually become a tool of resistance when the country's popular young emperor dies and his sister is next in line to the throne. In the confusion that follows, martial law is declared and the populace, obsessed with fears about personal and national security, agrees to accept a new authoritarian government. Horrified by the rapid swing in the nation's politics, the main characters confront the brutality that is eroding support for basic rights and environmental and humanitarian reforms.

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User Review  - Julian - Goodreads

Haunting, interesting, weird ending. I'm not writing too much for reviews because I haven't been on here in many months and just want to try and remember the books I've read. Read full review

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User Review  - Bubbles-mcgee - Goodreads

This is one of those books where I can't say I really "enjoyed" reading it, but am instead appreciative of all it gives to think about. Beyond the text itself, there's a lot to be chew on in terms of ... Read full review

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