Under the Midnight Sun: A Novel

Under the Midnight Sun: A Novel

by Keigo Higashino

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Under the Midnight Sun 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book !
2_Many_Movies More than 1 year ago
Midnight Sun is OKAY but nothing special. I really enjoyed Devotion of Suspect X and have been checking out his other books translated into English and now there are newer ones since the author has become popular, but these are older books and not written in the style of nor the prowess of Devotion and its sequel. Midnight Sun is long and tedious, it has interesting passages and characters but I could have done without reading it. An editorial review says it is in the grand style of Les Miserables and Crime and Punishment, only in that this novel takes place over many years and is long.
The_Blue_Gentleman More than 1 year ago
I will begin by stating that I have been awaiting this translation for nearly five years, and it was worth the wait. Keigo Higashino once again displays his prowess in writing crime fiction in this haunting mystery. Unlike most other novels, Midnight Sun is never told from the perspective of the main two characters, but is instead told through the perspectives of those whose lives they influenced. The end result is a tale in which various pieces of the characters are revealed at a time with the picture only coming together at the close of the story. While the main characters are at times seems a brutal, but also painfully sympathetic, one of the books main achievements is the diverse cast of characters that tell the story and how easy it is to connect and becoming interested in them while never distracting the reader from the main premise. Taking place over the span of about twenty years, the books setting is a character in itself, revealing the highs and lows of the Japanese economy, the rise of the digital age, and how these impacted and even influenced the characters lives and decisions. Higashino delivers what we have to come expect from this master of mystery; a dark and heartbreaking story with a twist that is both subtle and swift that puts all the pieces together. Under the Midnight Sun is a must read for any fan of Higashino and should be a high priority for anyone that enjoys crime fiction and mystery.