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Six Four Paperback – 14 Mar 2017

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Not only is Six Four an addictive read, it is an education about Japan, its police and its society, and simply one of the best crime novels I have ever read. - David Peace

A classic plot about a decent cop painstakingly uncovering corruption suddenly turns into one of the most remarkable revenge dramas in modern detective fiction. - Sunday Times

It's very different, in tone, narrative and style, from almost anything out there . . . the twist and the pay-off are worth the wait. - Observer

A huge hit in Japan and it's easy to see why . . . steadily gathers menace and power until it becomes addictive. - The Times

The plot would grip in any language . . . not just a police procedural but a guide book to Japan . . . There's much talk these days of binge viewing; here is a binge read. - Guardian

Slow building, meticulous in its insistence on unfolding all the procedural elements of a Japanese crime investigation and its political ramifications, this is a novel that insidiously grows on you until you are fully captive of its narrative flow and can't put it down. - Maxim Jakubowski

Six Four gives back in abundance everything that the reader is prepared to give . . . demonstrating that crime fiction can be freighted with the weight and authority of serious literature. - Independent

An astonishing book, poetically translated, containing one of the most complex central characters in crime fiction. Sometimes publishing sensations exceed expectations; Six Four deserves its success - past, present and future. - Crime Scene

About the Author

Hideo Yokoyama (Author)

Born in 1957, Hideo Yokoyama worked for twelve years as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo, before becoming one of Japan's most acclaimed fiction writers. Six Four is his sixth novel, and his first to be published in the English language.

Jonathan Lloyd-Davies (Translator)

Jonathan Lloyd-Davies studied Japanese at Durham and Chinese at Oxford. His translations include Edge by Koji Suzuki, with co-translator Camellia Nieh, which received the Shirley Jackson award for best novel. Originally from Wales, he now resides in Tokyo.

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4.0 out of 5 starsA Dense Police Procedural that Really Delivers
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3.0 out of 5 starsClearly a lot of research went into this book, but not enough meat was put into the story to satisfy me
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3.0 out of 5 starsRipping yarn, until the very awkward incomprehensible climax was explained "after the fact" instead of flowing from the story.
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3.0 out of 5 starsFor patient readers
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