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condescending one and extreme hyperbole really put me off A humorous exaggeration istone and extreme hyperbole really put me off A humorous exaggeration is hing but constantly doing so is annoying and in a memoir it s unforgivable How can he uninitiated know when you re being authentic and when you re just playing it up for laughs In a related vein here were plenty of subtle errors hat also furrowed my brow such as we re well into dessert salty pickled suid pg 38 I don doubt Titulada that pickled suid would be served as a last course at araditional restaurant but I know for certain no Japanese would consider it dessert just because it was served last Little hings like hat small but definite wrongs piled up and pushed me from vaguely enjoying Chateaubriand this into actively disliking it Perhapshat is persnickety but when it comes Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, to Japan I am very picky The author is one ofhe Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) types of Western folk I encountered occasionally while living in Asia and always hoped would leave uicklyo stop giving Old Hannibal and the Hurricane the rest of us a bad reputation Decidinghat living in Japan would mystically cure her of Ered just how maddeningly complicated it is being Japanese In his book Muller invites he reader along for a uniuely American odyssey into he ancient heart of modern. An interesting recount of a writer and documentarian s year in Japan While here were scenes and conversations captured in his memoir hat I found insightful I also found hat Caught by Surprise this book was written from a very America centric perspective Which was surprising coming from someone as wellravelled as Muller
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