It's a true story and the reporters account on following up on a British woman who travelled to Japan and worked as a hostess and a customer (who was a cult leader) kidnapped and murdered her (although she was never found and it was never definitely proven 100%). It was a big news story in both countries, and was going on while I was there. Basically everyone involved including the victim seems to be hiding things.
Someone recommended this in the A song of Ice and Fire thread on the Rogan Board. I just bought it today and looking forward to getting started on it.
Finally finished.. it's a pretty good book. Took me waaaay to long to finish. It is not on the level of GRRM. It took a while to get going, but the reveal at the end was pretty well done. I'm on to the second book now, been in a reading mood lately, so hopefully I can finish this book much faster.
Any fans of Salinger/Catcher in the Rye? Exciting news for potential serial killers/celebrity murderers-
Film on Salinger Claims More Books Are Coming
Mr. Salinger, who died in 2010 at the age of 91, has been known for a distinguished but scant literary oeuvre that was capped by the enormous success of his 1951 novel, “The Catcher in the Rye.”
But a forthcoming documentary and related book, both titled “Salinger,” include detailed assertions that Mr. Salinger instructed his estate to publish at least five additional books — some of them entirely new, some extending past work — in a sequence that he intended to begin as early as 2015.
The new books and stories were largely written before Mr. Salinger assigned his output to a trust in 2008, and would greatly expand the Salinger legacy.
One collection, to be called “The Family Glass,” would add five new stories to an assembly of previously published stories about the fictional Glass family, which figured in Mr. Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey” and elsewhere, according to the claims, which surfaced in interviews and previews of the documentary and book last week.
Another would include a retooled version of a publicly known but unpublished tale, “The Last and Best of the Peter Pans,” which is to be collected with new stories and existing work about the fictional Caulfields, including “Catcher in the Rye.” The new works are said to include a story-filled “manual” of the Vedanta religious philosophy, with which Mr. Salinger was deeply involved; a novel set during World War II and based on his first marriage; and a novella modeled on his own war experiences.
For decades, those in touch with Mr. Salinger have said that he had continued to write assiduously, though he stopped publishing after a long story, “Hapworth 16, 1924,” appeared in The New Yorker. But no one had made so detailed a public claim that Mr. Salinger had left extensive posthumous publishing plans.
Finally read Great Gatsby and am almost finished with Zealot. Zealot has been a very fun read. I love books that analyze and explore history like that. Can anyone recommend other books like this? I already ordered Guns, Germs, and Steel so that one is next but I'm thinking about picking up Aslan's other book No God but God.
Half way through and I'm enjoying it a lot. I'll write a review on here when I finish because it's interesting to see how the debate between Keynsianism and Austrian economics has largely stayed the same since the 1930s.
Keynes is a massive turd who is responsible for the depressing state of contemporary economics. He learned primarily from Marshall, and then shat all over everything Marshall stood for. He developed a politically convenient brand of economics and then sold it to politicians who lapped it up while drooling at the prospect of all the increases in power it would allow them. ****ing hate Keynes.
On the other hand, i just read Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty, and it is excellent.