By Fuminori Nakamura

ISBN-10: 1616950218

ISBN-13: 9781616950217

Amazon top Books of the Month, March 2012: In Fuminori Nakamura's new novel, the most personality weaves alongside the streets of Tokyo pickpocketing his manner during the move of humanity, as though in a dream. He lifts wallets packed with money and charge cards with a masterful ease, his brain fascinated by a trance-like debate approximately no matter if to care anymore. even if to care in regards to the younger child he sees clumsily stealing meals at a grocery store. no matter if to care approximately his associate, who disappeared after a botched theft years in the past. Oscillating among the genuine connection he establishes with the shoplifting boy and the drug-like daze of his personal legal earlier, the thief drifts again into the clutches of the mastermind of that ill-fated theft. And the thief starts off to get up, basically to gain noose is being rigorously, and slowly, drawn round his neck.

“Nakamura's prose is cut-to-the-bone lean, however it strikes around the web page with a seductive, even voluptuous agility. I defy you to not end the publication in one sitting.” -Richmond occasions Dispatch"His grab of the seamy underbelly of the town is why Nakamura is among the so much award-winning younger weapons of eastern hardboiled detective writing. With this month's English-language translation of his award-winning novel The Thief, he does for eastern fiction what John Woo did for chinese language filmmaking: bringing the darker facet to an American audience." -Daily Beast

"The Thief doesn't depend on plot twists or chapter-ending cliffhangers a lot because it does a masterful feel of pacing. The Thief is a quick piece of crime noir, strangely mild on grit yet weighted via existential dread. It's basic and totally compelling - nice seashore analyzing for the deeply cynical. in case you crossed Michael Connelly and Camus and translated it from Japanese." -Grantland

"unique and engrossing" -Mystery humans Blog
“I used to be deeply inspired with The Thief. it really is fresh.”—Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Prize–winning writer of a private Matter

“Fascinating. i need to write down whatever just like the Thief sometime myself."—Natsuo Kirino, bestselling writer of Edgar-nominated Out and Grotesque

“Nakamura’s memorable antihero, instantaneously as believably effective as Donald Westlake’s Parker and as disaffected as a Camus protagonist, will galvanize style and literary readers alike."—Publishers Weekly

"Surreal."—Sacramento Bee “Page-Turner” pick

“Disguised as fast moving, shock-fueled crime fiction, Thief resonates much more as a treatise on modern disconnect and paralyzing isolation.... Mystery/crime aficionados with exacting literary criteria, in addition to readers accustomed to already-established-in-translation eastern writers Miyuki Miyabe (Shadow Family), Natsuo Kirino (Out, Grotesque), and Keigo Higashino (Naoko, The Devotion of Suspect X), will specially get pleasure from learning Nakamura.”—Library Journal

“Fast-paced, elegantly written, and rife with the symbols of inevitability.”—ForeWord

“Compulsively readable for its portrait of a dismal, crumbling, graffiti-scarred Tokyo—and the will to appreciate the mysterious thief.”—Booklist

“The drily philosophical tone and the noir surroundings mix completely, supplying a fast and relaxing "read" that's still cool and far away, scary the reader to contemplate (as a lot as adventure) the tale.” —International Noir Fiction

"The Thief manages to wrap you up in its pages, tightly, sooner than you're rather conscious of it."—Mystery Scene

"Readers should be enthralled via this tale that provides an exceptionally excellent ending."—Suspense journal

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