Stephen Snyder, tr. New York. Mulholland Books / Little, Brown. ISBN Confessions, the debut novel from Minato Kanae (b. ), is a . Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) is a Japanese drama film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, based on housewife-turned-author Kanae Minato’s debut. Kanae Minato is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thrillers. She is a member of the Mystery The English edition of Minato’s Confessions, published in August , was described by a critic as “the Gone Girl of Japan.” Wall Street Journal.

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If you are a reader who wants an emotional story and characters that you can relate to, then skip this one.

Confessions by Kanae Minato

Confessions di Kanae Minato. I still found this novel as a debut. It intrigued me enough to download it and I was immediately hooked. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Unfortunately Japanese thrillers are less popular in English literature world.

Revenge is not only the theme but the driving force behind the actions of almost every character in Confessionsa runaway bestseller when it was first published in Japan in and subsequently in Europe. Certainly it shows you that appearances mean little when judging people and their actions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I am so glad a very good friend here twisted my arm into reading this, thank you Rohisa shin’aina: If you read and enjoyed this, I recommend Minato’s “Penance” to you.

Confessions is a dark and twisted tale of revenge.


We must look deep within. That’s what made this story refreshing, and so much fun to read. Other Reviews in this Issue. She tells a munato that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge. It’s a revenge tale about screwed up, damaged narrators who each ianae to tell a piece of the story, so you won’t have all the pieces of the puzzle until the very end.

I’m definitely going to look for more books by this author. The narration style is very matter-of-fact, with an almost offhand and unemotional tone.

Review: ‘Confessions’ by Kanae Minato

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Although she does not make her main characters likeable, Minato succeeds in making their lack of remorse both chilling and believable. This is a dark and disturbing novel that had lots of unexpected twists and turns to keep the reader interested. Kanae Minato, Stephen Snyder translator Publisher: It’s going to seem really confessipns if that’s not your bag.

Kevin Nance is a Chicago-based freelance writer and photographer. Just when you think you know where this thriller is going, Kanae Minato throws back the curtain to reveal another face to the mystery.

An ever-growing collection of others appears at: These include Shuya, confessiions seemingly narcissistic boy with a knack for electronics and a masochistic mother fixation, and his more guilt-prone accomplice Naoki, a sort of Japanese Leopold and Loeb who, for reasons that become clear only slowly, murder the beloved 4-year-old daughter of their middle school teacher.

Retrieved 18 February Her pupils murdered her daughter. Jul 22, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Subsequently Minato, who was born in Hiroshima, has written 10 other thrillers and crime dramas, some of which have been made into Japanese television shows. The student who comes back to class faces minao from fellow students while the shut-in deteriorates physically and mentally. One day, after school, she returned to the room where Manami was but found her gone.


Penso che sia un ottimo modo per avvicinarsi a dei libri, una volta ogni tanto: So would a teacher and a student getting together after class to carry out specific errands. I’m not going to say anything to give the story itself away because I don’t want to ruin it.

Maybe that was the reason why the death of one of the narrators, I won’t reveal which one, hit me the hardest. The story is not like anything I have read before, both because of its Japanese-influenced references and individualised approach to the subject matter.

Minato lives in Japan. Da lode la caratterizzazione di tutti i personaggi presenti, che spiazzano per la loro genuina ed assolutamente credibile pochezza. This is the story of the death of a 4 year old girl that was not an accident. But do I recommend that you take it on? What sets the A fabulous thriller. Retrieved 19 December As the screen darkens, Moriguchi chuckles and mlnato, “just kidding.