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People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Exceptionally well-written true crime book. I was completely un

Exceptionally well-written true crime book. I was completely unaware of the case he describes and the author does a great job of slowly revealing the facts of the case. This author clearly has given great thought to pace and has an interesting perspective on Japanese....
Exceptionally well-written true crime book. I was completely unaware of the case he describes and the author does a great job of slowly revealing the facts of the case. This author clearly has given great thought to pace and has an interesting perspective on Japanese. culture. I think the author's use of his first person perspective of the case is interesting and unusual, though I guess I would like it a bit more if he made it clear that he was talking about his subjective experience rather than having the reader assume it was just a explication of the facts. That said, it was an extremely well-researched and beautifully written book. Cheers to the author!

posted by rayzern on June 2, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Boring

This was one of the dullest true crime books I have ever read. If poor Lucie's family was as the author describes, then they are pathetic. It had way too much about Lucie' s family & the trial chapters were a snooze. I made myself finish this & do not recommend.

posted by 287467 on July 31, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    In Depth Analysis

    One of the best true crime stories I've read in years. Parry's acccess to the victum's family and his knowledge of Japanese culture make this a highly interesting read. Parry has a keen sense for story telling and the book was hard to put down. Justice was hard won and this compelling narrative moves the story through to its harrowing final verdict.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

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    Parry did an amazing job with this true crime piece. It is very

    Parry did an amazing job with this true crime piece. It is very detailed, informative, and straightforward. He folds in research at just the right points in such a way that he does not forget about the one story he is reporting. Not only do you get the story of Lucie Blackman, you get multiple related cases, detailed accounts, and a deep look into the so-called "deviant" cultures that exist overseas. Wonderful job, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven't read a true crime book this thorough in a long time.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    Unable to put this down. Super interesting and suspenseful stor

    Unable to put this down. Super interesting and suspenseful story.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Hi i love this book

    Awsome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    Thought that it was a well written book. You can tell a lot of t

    Thought that it was a well written book. You can tell a lot of thought and research was put in to this book. The author at times did go into far more detail in some areas than I thought necessary, but didn't spend a lot of time on those issues. I agree that at the end of the trial he did spend a lot of time on personal thoughts, but it also made me look at some of the different issues he was speaking of, in a different light. Would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Good read

    Very insightful full of twists dark

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Great, great book

    I loved this book. One of the great true crime books ever.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

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    Chilling.  Editor, Author and The Times Tokyo Bureau Chief Parry

    Chilling.  Editor, Author and The Times Tokyo Bureau Chief Parry invites into the story of Lucie Blackman who went to Japan in 2000 and
    disappeared shortly there after. A beautiful 21 year old woman who wanted something different and traveled with her best friend to Japan.
     As we learn about the Blackman family we may see members of our ow families but what will become chilling is the subculture of
    sexual behavior which goes on to include young women who could be our daughters.  Along with dealing with a legal system that
    appears to be unmotivated and different from the Western one.  As a parent I was haunted by this story as it's unforgettable.

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