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The Mask Carver's Son

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  • Posted November 17, 2011

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    Artfully written

    An engrossing, evocative ready - turn of the century Japanese culture and the artist community. It is the story of family, love - love of the art, love of the heart. Passion subtly underneath the storyline. Lovely!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2000

    A Beautiful Story With Beautiful Images

    Having lived in Japan myself, and having visited the country many times, I was really impressed that a first-time author (and such a young author) could capture the conflict between a Japanese artist, with his own hopes and ambitions, and his deep-rooted obligations to his family and to tradition. In addition to giving us a deep, moving story line, Alyson Richman provides us with images so beautiful that I could frequently close my eyes and imagine that I was back in Japan again. There is no doubt in my mind that this novel should be nominated for this year's National Book Awards. What a debut and what a wonderful book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2000

    VISUALLY EVOCATIVE, SOULFUL PROSE

    This beautifully crafted drama set in late 19th C. Japan and Paris, reminds me somewhat of the rich and lush passages of 'Shogun' in the sense that you feel every texture, every emotion; see every visual, feel every nuance of discovery, of blossoming, every breath of death and despair. A beautiful touch the publisher added is an attached satin book mark. This is necessary to close the book from time to time to dwell on the richness of the images. This is a hauntingly lyrical book with a central character whose life bleeds through the pages. Historical changes seep through the book, setting a rich background for the emotional and heartbreaking tragedies and triumphs of one lonely man's passage through life and an era.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Hush

    o.o Read my post at the other place. *she runs away.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Gren

    Here. o.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2000

    Lyrically Poetic

    I usually limit my leisure reading to poetry and non-fiction, but I was impressed by the young author's delicate lucid prose and haunting images which combine the best of lyric poetry with the insights of a visual artist. Her intelligence and knowledge of Japanese culture lends the book added authenticity. I would highly recommend it to all readers.

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