18 October 2007

Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn

'Brilliance of the Moon' is the final book in the Otari series. It completes the saga. It wasn't my favourite of the series because it had that ending sadness and the events occurring in it were often quite dark and horrible.

Another book has been written by Lian Hearn called 'Heaven's Net is Wide', it goes back to the beginning, therefore ending the collection at the start. I look forward to reading that, but not for a while.

They are such thick books and with the Japanese culture and names, seem to require more concentration from me than the usual books I flit through. I am glad to have completed it. I hope I can fly through a few more on my shelf as my reading stack is piling up. I had to return a pile to the library today as I heard kids talking about books they were waiting for and felt guilty they were just sitting next to my bed.

2 comments:

Cellobella said...

Hi Joh,
I liked this series and didn't know about Heaven's Net so will look forward to reading it.

I don't know what it is about the Japanese cultural references but I just love reading about them in novels.

Must have been reading Memoirs of a Geisha or something... :)

Joh said...

I agree, Japan's culture is enticing, I think due to the differences. Thanks for stopping by