View topic - Yakuza Moon, any good?
if anyone has read the book, if so is it really good?
I'd like to buy it, since I want to know how life is actually like for a female in a yakuza family.
EDIT:Normally I'm not much of a bookreader, so I really need a outstanding book to keep me reading. Hence the thread
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(I quote myself not in an attempt to seem self-important, but because I would rather not rewrite it.)
Yakuza Moon is a difficult book to read in many places. The straightforward nature of the retellings of beatings by jealous boyfriends and betrayals by drug-addict friends remind the reader that not only was this Tendo's actual life, but this felt normal to her. This alone made her attempt at going straight that much more tragically heroic.
At its core, Yakuza Moon is a tale about family. We so often hear of the "family" that a gangster calls his gang, but not of the true blood family that is too often permanently scarred in sacrifice. Tendo not only tries to pull herself out of the pit that was dug by that Japanese mafia, but her parents and siblings as well. I won't reveal what success she finds, but will say that Yakuza Moon is a sad, but moving tale, and unveils the very real flipside of the yakuza: the real blood family.
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