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砂の器 Suna no utsuwa summary ↠ 108 ô [Read] ➱ 砂の器 Suna no utsuwa ➹ Seichō Matsumoto – Insolpro.co.uk In the wee hours of a 1960s Tokyo morning a dead body is found under the rails of a train and the victim's face is so badly damaged that police have a hard time figuring out the victim’s identity On In the weIn the wee hours of a s Tokyo morning a dead body is 砂の器 Suna PDFEPUB or found under the rails of a train and the victim's face is so badly damaged that police have a hard time figuring out the victim’s identity Only two clues surface an old man overheard talking in a distinctive accent to a young man and the word “kameda” Inspector I. The Castle of Sand Suna no utsuwa by Seicho Matasumoto is a surprisingly engaging 45 stars read The book has always been considered by many as Mr Matsumoto's best novel and despite of the the 500 pages of the book the novelist still managed to construct a solid mystery with vivid characters believable human dramas and struggle without losing any entertainment valueThe story begins when the body of an unknown old man was discovered in a Tokyo railway station the victim's face was so badly damaged that police had a hard time only to figure out the victim's identity Once the victim was finally identified the police was surprised to learn the victim was a well respected retired cop who had visibly no enemy With no suspect no motive no evident and no eyewitness being found the police's investigation uickly met a dead end With the investigation team being disbanded only two police officers mostly the memorable Inspector Imanishi had remained to work on the mystery and their search eventually leaded them to a group of famous young artists; but what is the link between a retired cop and a group of up and coming artists Who would want to kill a well adored retired man when there is seemingly no motive Would the police be able to catch up with the murderer before the witnesses were all silent The Castle of Sand is not one of those Godlike Detective vs Superman Murderer 'game of wit' mystery novels although I enjoy game of wit mystery novels just as fine the mystery part of this novel is decent enough but there are not many fancy twists and turns; still the author Seicho Matsumoto masterfully breathed life into his characters especially Inspector Imanishi and his peers and he also drew a fine picture of the 1960s Japanese society which enable us to understand why the murder would take place and also to understand the complicated reasons of why a good natured man would end up being brutally killedI am impressed by how Mr Matsumoto wrote the two police officers and described how they interacted with their families and coworkers I also like the pair of police officers are no Godlike Detectives they are not even outstandingly smart they are only a pair of ordinary cops who solve their cases with a lot of hard work careful observation and patience I especially enjoy a scene with Inspector Imanishi spending a whole day walking along the railway looking for tiny pieces of evident which might not even be there it's scenes like this endear the main characters of this book to me Through the writing I come to know what the daily life of the Japanese 1960s working class was like I'm especially impressed by how Mr Matsumoto wrote the landscape of the Tōhoku region North Eastern region of Japan when one of the officers traveled to a small town in Akita Prefecture to look for clue Yes I had been to Tōhoku region once and Mastumoto's writing makes those North Eastern landscapes come to life before meTo be honest some parts of the book are a bit dry and dull but it is still an breathtaking touching mystery novel with depth and insight into human nature and suffering After reading the novel I'm ready to watch its 1970s movie adaptationInformation of the 1970 movie

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Indow of a train Why did a bar girl leave for home right after Imanishi spoke to her Why did an actor on the verge of telling Imanishi something important drop dead of a heart attack What can a group of nouveau young artists possibly have to do with the murder of a uiet and “saintly” provincial old ex policemen Inspector Imanishi investigates. The original title of this novel should be 'The Vessel of Sand' I didn't know that it was renamed 'Inspector Imanishi Investigates' when the book was translated into English Updated02012017The English version of this story is much difficult to read because the text contents so many names for locations towns and train lines But I'm still deeply impressed by how Mr Matsumoto managed to capture the outlook of the Japanese society in the 1960s and the details of these characters' lives

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砂の器 Suna no utsuwaManishi leaves his beloved bonsai and his haiku and goes off to investigate and runs up against a blank wall Months pass in fruitless uestioning in following up leads until the case is closed unsolvedBut Imanishi is dissatisfied and a series of coincidences lead him back to the case Why did a young woman scatter pieces of white paper out of the w. Finally finished this one Not a book I could read straight off In fact I think I paused after each 3 or 4 chapters and left it for awhile It's hard work Not only the surnames and groupings but also within the context of Japanese s and myriads of locations during the latest years of the 1950's uite a different Japan from today completely across the boards and one that has a rather uniue detective Homicide Dept approach as well If given a chance to give a star rating at the 12 way point I would be hard pressed to mount a 3 But the last uarter of the book made up for it It was especially good in approximation of the details to how all the history had gone down and also sublime to the mood of Imanishi as he finally turned the corner to some correct answers after all the months and months of inuiry and travel This is his one that got away case and the one in which he and his district group were self deemed failureAt points I thought it supremely simplistic and childishly naive to how a coroner declared the cause of death and other medical and scientific issues But it turns out I was wrong about that aspect and didn't even see the weapon Women have their completely traditional gender roles here Even those bar hostesses and clerks with jobs And the address and formal parts of interchange are those of past Japan although still with remnants of WWII voids in domicile records and citizens' documented proofs And there is a strange strange pattern too of so many deaths of those under 40 or just past it As if 30 different people with not a one getting to 60 is norm But this takes a bunch of patience It's like reading much verbose and overblown Russian classics in abbreviated sentence length The names are nearly impossible And he is always moving to NE or W Japan for inuiries and then yet AGAIN comes three or 6 locations all starting with the letter K and four individuals' names all starting with the letter T Not easy to follow and with so much repetition to a particular fact the bloody shirt not working on a train or any public exposure method being one of those that was mentioned at least 50 times or to a physical description Because of that I would say it is almost at a cozy read level but its as if you needed to use another type of alphabet to get there And here I am a reader who is stuck with only the 26 letters that I connote wellBut you do get to know Imanishi and his wife and her sister down to personality uirks Although the way he tells her to polish his shoes and get his green tea poured over rice just right really did grate on me after awhile Obviously hers is the fate to wait and to serve And yet I would read the next one but give it tons of time with easier reads around it It can get uite tedious be warned I almost gave it 3 stars But the last uarter did make me round it up This is far better than his short stories IMHO