Category Archives: Natsuo Kirino

Sisters in Crime Challenge Post #3: The genre busters

This post at Petrona reminded me of a tremendous small Australian publishing house called Spinifex Press which specialises in ‘publishing innovative and controversial feminist books with an optimistic edge’. A few years ago they re-published Australian author Finola Moorhead’s Still … Continue reading

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Review: Out by Natsuo Kirino

Title: Out Author: Natsuo Kirino Publisher: Vintage Books [originally 1997, this translation 2004] ISBN: 978-0-099-47228-5 Length: 520 pages Setting: Japan, present day Genre: Psychological thriller / Noir ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ My rating: 2/5 One-liner: A desolate tale of … Continue reading

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