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Rashomon Gate

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  • ó Rashomon Gate ë I.J. Parker
    105 I.J. Parker

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  1. I.J. Parker says:
    I.J. Parker Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Rashomon Gate book, this is one of the most wanted I.J. Parker author readers around the world.

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  1. Susan Johnson says:
    3.5 stars Although this is set in the 11th century in Japan, it is really a cozy mystery read It is just a fun read Akitada is a son of a noble family fallen on hard times He is working for the Ministry of Justice when his former teacher and foster father asks him to return to his old school to solve a blackmailing scam In his investigation he is drawn into solving not one, not two but three murders He also fins love What can you ask for in a book

  2. Algernon says:
    7 10 a good enough detective story, but with little in it to make it memorable and raise it above a bunch of similar attempts to emulate Agatha Christie.I picked this up initially because the setting promised to be original 11th century Japan, an exotic location that I really wanted to find out about The author did her homework well, and put a lot of historical details in the book, but for some reason the Kyoto painted here felt to me like a cardboard theatrical scenery, a neutral background b [...]

  3. Michelle says:
    When his former professor and guardian asks for his help, Sugawara Akitada feels obligated to assist him in his investigation To do this, Akitada must return to his former university and it reminds him of things he would rather forget Not long after he begins teaching at the university, Akitada stumbles upon not one but three murders he hopes to solve He is not alone His servant, Tora is there to help with his investigation Not only does Akitada have the task of solving three murders and protect [...]

  4. Amelia says:
    Loved this book 4 1 2 stars I felt immersed in life in the capital city of 11th c Japan, and I really liked the main character, Sugawara Akitada The characters seemed like living, breathing flesh and blood people whom I could relate to, and yet they never seemed to me like 21st c characters plopped into 11th c Japan The environment, culture, and daily life all felt right although I haven t much knowledge of Japan s history, except in broad strokes I.J Parker s books have made me interested in t [...]

  5. cindy says:
    sebenernya rada galau 3 atau 4 bintang, tp akhirnya lebih condong pd kesukaanku pada rumitnya kisah misteri yg hrs dipecahkan oleh sang tokoh Akitada, drpd ketidaksukaanku pd penuturan dan penggunaan istilah2 bahasa yg terlalu tinggi modern settingnya, jd ttp kuberi 4 apalagi karakterisasi akitada lebih kompleks dan lengkap, terasa lbh manusiawi dan jg di bandingkan dragon scroll akitada 1 , yg ini lbh ada sentuhan romansanyaview lengkap ada direadbetweenpages

  6. Femmy says:
    Read the first chapter as a translation test for a local publisher The protagonist will investigate a mysterious blackmail letter, at least that is the conflict presented in the first chapter The setting is medieval Japan, but so far the atmosphere seems too modern for me.

  7. Quetzi Fernald says:
    I love this sleuth, Akitada is ask by an old Professor Hirata to solve a mystery of a blackmailer You instantly step into the Eleventh Century Japan along with its customs superstitions I m definitely going to read this whole series It s the best Historical Mystery of Japan in this Century that I ve read so far I highly recommend it.

  8. Truly says:
    Pasti mereka membawanya ke Rashoman Rashoman Tora menggigilRashoman adalah pintu gerbang besar di selatan ibu kota Semua orang tahu bahwa kalangan miskin yang tidak sanggup mengupayakan pemakaman, meninggalkan mayat di sana Pihak yang berwenang akan mengumpulkannya untuk kemudian membakarnya bersama mayat mayat yang lain.Oleh karenanya selain penjahat, tidak ada seorangpun yang datang setelah malamSeri ini mengisahkan tentang Sugawara Akitada yang berasal dari keluarga bangsawan namun hanya menj [...]

  9. Demerara says:
    I guess I was expecting something along the lines of Van Gulik s Judge Dee Indeed, there are similarities, but Parker s work is a bit shallow, and Akitada is immature, self centered, and generally less what I d expect.gether not bad, but a bit disappointing.

  10. Aya Sakamoto says:
    I bought it thinking it was the original Rashomon, which is false cause the original one is actually a short story , but I didn t regret it In fact, I love this book

  11. Patricia says:
    a nice read I enjoy learning about the main character, each time i read a new story.

  12. Nancy Oakes says:
    read in 2004 just catching up on book cataloguing The story actually stories within the book is good it s just so tedious I absolutely love stories set in the context of Ancient Japan or Ancient China and while I like the mysteries here, the author tries to do way too much at the same time I mean, I don t blame her when you put a novel in a setting like Ancient Japan, you have to give the reader that sense of place most readers require So she spends a lot of time trying to evoke that sense of pl [...]

  13. Sentot Gurun Setiawan says:
    Saya suka buku ini Sebernarnya berharap nemuin buku yang menceritakan samurai, martial art, bushido ataupun tentang kisah kisah heroik Tapi ternyata ini lebih tepat sebagai kisah detektif dengan latar belakang sejarah Jepang Tepatnya ketika Heian Era, ini adalah masa feudal Jepang yang lebih lampau dari masa masa samurai atapun para shogun ada Saya suka background dan detil detil tentang masa itu, tentang kehidupan masyarakatnya, para petani, pengrajin, pengemis, pedagang dan bangsawan Bagaimana [...]

  14. Olivermagnus says:
    This innovative mystery is set in 11th Century Japan in Kyo modern day Kyoto Sugawara Akitada is a low ranking nobleman who works as a clerk in the Ministry of Justice His mother is constantly nagging him to better himself Akitada receives a message from his former law professor at Imperial University who has found a note indicating someone on the faculty is being blackmailed He doesn t want the University to suffer from this humiliation so asks Akitada to quietly investigate It s not long befor [...]

  15. Niall519 says:
    A reasonably engaging read The plot and characters weren t superb, and the ending a little too fairy tale for my tastes although I would imagine that that will bring new sets of problems in sequels , but I found I coped well with the sometime jarring between prose style and subject and setting There were other moments when I though that the author crafted some nicely oblique conservations between characters that showed a decent understanding of what I know of Japanese cultural s.My main unresolv [...]

  16. Emma says:
    For those of you who also follow my father on , you may have noticed a slight change in his reading in recent months Well, now you need to be prepared for a change in mine as we have undertaken the great Hamlett book swap This only amounts to each of us giving the other five books to read but is the result of a long standing difference of opinion as to what constitutes a good read So, I introduced him to Paul Auster, Cormac Macarthy s The Road , a novel about superstring theory and all sorts of [...]

  17. Kevin says:
    Sugawara Akitada receives a request from his old friend and temporarily leaves his position at the Ministry of Justice to take a temporary position teaching at the university His old friend has stumbled upon evidence that someone is blackmailing a member of the faculty As that mystery unfolds he becomes involved in the murder of a young musician, who might be involved with someone at the university, and the problem of what might, or might not, be the miraculous disappearance of a nobleman.The ch [...]

  18. Aidan says:
    Rashomon Gate contains several mysteries which the main character, Ministry of Justice official Sugawara Akitada, investigates concurrently and which cross over at points Unfortunately, of the three mysteries, the one that I found least interesting was the one given the most time The mystery of a blackmail note received by a University Professor tries to twist and turn but it ended up turning out pretty much as I had expected.Even though the investigations were sometimes dull, I always enjoyed P [...]

  19. Phair says:
    While apparently the first Akitada book published, I felt there were things that were hinted at that weren t fully made clear The Dragon Scroll, 3, appears to be a prequel and I wish I had read that first I hate being left in the dark about things and having them only partly explained like how he met employed his helpful servant, Tora The reader of the audio book was quite good He implied the women s voices without going overboard and the accents really brought you a feel of ancient Japan so it [...]

  20. Bee-Man says:
    Buku ini adalah lanjutan dari serial Sugawara Akitada The Dragon Scroll, padahal original nya buku ini disebut buku pertama nya serial Sugawara Akitada lho Terlepas dari hal tersebut, menurut aq sih setting waktu, cerita, dan lokasinya nyambung dengan kondisi pasca The Dragon Scroll Buat aq, seri kedua buku ini Kantera s edition ceritanya lebih menarik dari The Dragon Scroll karena unsur romance nya lebih jelas, berbeda dengan Dragon Scroll dimana Akitada belum memastikan cintanya Dan juga unsur [...]

  21. Clarice says:
    I love historic fiction because, when it is well done, it is a bit like time traveling Although Rashomon Gate by I.J Parker does not provide the depth of detail that completely immerses the reader in the period and culture of 11th Century Japan, she certainly provides a strong flavor of the time and place that feels very authentic The writing seemed to be by someone of that time who was sharing the story with a contemporary and didn t see the need to elaborate on locations and customs.Parker s s [...]

  22. Mark Bruce says:
    The author turns the trick of writing an engaging mystery in a foreign land medieval Japan about 1200 AD, as far as I can tell and gets into the mindset of the people who would have lived the story I read, some time back, another series set in Japan which seems to be popular, starring the wife of a Japanese official I read only one, as the charactors seemed to be 21st century Americans set in 13th Century Japan It was very unconvincing This author, on the other hand, is careful to try to unders [...]

  23. Writerlibrarian says:
    This is the second book featuring Sugawara Akitada, 11th century detective in Medieval Japan Much like Van Gulik Judge Ti, Sugawara s case are inspired from stories of that time In this we find young Akitada, back in his ministry job and being bored An old teacher of his asks for help in a blackmail scheme at his old university Akitada finds himself at the center of three murders that will take the reader for an amazing ride.I liked this mystery novel I haven t read the first novel in this serie [...]

  24. Brett Bydairk says:
    Although this one was published first, it reads like a second, or even third, book in a series Looking at the entry on SYKM stopyourekillingme P_A , the author states that this was indeed intended to be the second book, but the publisher decided to publish the second one, The Dragon Scroll, first That said, this is a good introduction to Akitada Sugawara, a minor official in the Imperial Court of 11th Cent Japan.He is asked by a former teacher to investigate a possible case of bribery at the Imp [...]

  25. Barbara says:
    We are reading this book in our book club this month It was my pick This is a mystery book that takes place in eleventh century Japan This book is about Akitada Sugawara, a low level government official in Heian present day Kyoto In the course of the novel as Akitada tries to help his former professor out and sort out some of his own personal problmes, he ends up solving three mysteries Despite the treachery and murders to solve there is also light hearted humor sprinkled throughout Having lived [...]

  26. Betty says:
    From the author of The Dragon Scroll comes an ingenious new novel of murder and malfeasance in ancient Japan, featuring the detective Sugawara Akitada The son of reduced nobility forced to toil in the Ministry of Justice, Akitada is relieved when an old friend, Professor Hirata, asks him to investigate a friend s blackmail Taking a post at the Imperial University, he is soon sidetracked from his primary case by the murder of a young girl and the mysterious disappearance of an old man a disappear [...]

  27. Sumi says:
    Most historic novels set in Japan take place during the Shogunate This mystery series is unique in that it takes place centuries earlier in the Heaian era in the eleventh century All sorts of mysteries mesh together when Akitada is asked by his old university professor, Hirata, to investigate a case of blackmail A young girl is murdered and a prince miraculously vanishes while praying at a temple, the story being that he was transported to Buddhahood.I really enjoyed the characters and the rare [...]

  28. Michael says:
    It took me a while to get into this book, but it grew on me gradually and positively.The only comparable author that comes to my mind is Laura Joh Rowland, and in Parker s novel, the Japanese characters ACT JAPANESE No rebels, no one hanging out with burakumin, everyone firmly in their station and perfectly respectable The story is also a lot less sensational, although that fault didn t appear until a few books into Rowland s series.I found out today that the series isn t published in chronologi [...]

  29. Miloș Dumbraci says:
    Cartea n sine e cam de 2 5 i mult mai slab dec t prima, pt c 1 mult prea mult lungeal e de aceea i m rime ca prima, dar acolo paginile erau necesare, aici cred c se datoreaz normei stabilite de editur.2 prea pu in detectiveal , prea mult telenoveal i eroticeal , probabil din acelea i motive obliga ia de umplutur.3 spre deosebire de prima, unde era vorba de intrigi politice i religioase, aici cazurile sunt absolut mundane i banale, deloc interesante totu i, adaug un punct pt scriere, la fel de cl [...]

  30. Marilyn says:
    I kept this book on my phone app and used it as pick up reading Not a good idea I had trouble keeping track of the suspects I finally put it on the Kindle and finished it I ve read the first two books written in the series, both available on Kindle Unlimited They are not, however the first in the internal order I have the tree book version of The Dragon Scroll on reserve and plan to read the rest in order The series features interesting plots and a fascinating background of Kyoto in the 11th cen [...]

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