Review: Atomic Sushi

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When I first picked up this book I was really looking forward to Simon May’s experiences living and working in Japan as a professor at the prestigious Tokyo University or Todai. He gives you the feel of a person looking at the Japanese culture and interactions though a microscope. He is a witty nature to him, and has had some very funny experiences but this novel lacked the feel that the reader is part of the experience. I always felt that he was some what detached from his experience and so I felt detached from everything that was taking place. It does give a very good incite into the small culture ideals and actions of the Japanese and some window into their thoughts. Still I was expecting a more humorous book with the hectic of life in Japan, but it was more as if you were looking in through a window then experiencing it. It did provide a very good perspective into the Japanese culture but I had higher expectations in regards to the entertainment.

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5 Comments

  1. wow…Its amazing to know someone like you. You seem to be a very open minded person, its amazing to find someone who really care about something like the Japanese culture which I believe its somehow important to know more about such culture and literature, in a very far part of the world.
    I think we share alto of interests….Don’t get me wrong… :)

  2. That is quite nice! So since you read the book, I’m not going to think about reading it, sheno el zebda!??:p What were some of things that stood out about the Japanese culture etc?

  3. Muh’d M. Mansour: looool! No prob, you have to expand your horizons! Its good to learn about other cultures but I especially like the Japanese culture!

    N.: There are a few things, but I can’t talk about them because I would ruin the book!

  4. Jewaira: I wish I had the time to go! But I think going to Japan is on the map!

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