Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace

Tokyo Year Zero

David Peace

Japan 1946. Is the narrator a Japanese detective involved in tracking a serial killer? Or a Japanese soldier obsessed by atrocities committed in China? Or perhaps a madman? In a unique style, this book will take the reader on an involved and involving journey where nothing may be as it appears.

Extract

Hayashi shrugs. Hayashi says, 'You're no better than me , inspector. You think you are, but you're not .... '
I smile. I turn. I leave. I walk away -
Fire upon fire, heat upon heat, a furnace within a furnace ....
'I know you,' he shouts after me. 'I know your secrets ....'
I turn back. I say, 'We lost a war. We've all got secrets.'
Hayashi smiles. Hayashi shakes his head -
'Not like yours, inspector.'

Parallels
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
  • Number9dream by David Mitchell
  • GB84 by David Peace
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Violence
Explicit sexual content