I started out with Koji Suzuki (like most, drawn by the movie Ringu) and Haruki Murakami. Recently, I discovered Yoko Ogawa and Natsuo Kirino. I'm a slow reader but I've managed to get through three novels in a week and a half, of Ogawa and Kirino. Since I got a Kindle I've been reading books almost as fast as I can download them. (I live in Hong Kong and space is a real issue here, ergo, ebooks)
Real World from Kirino made a big impression, written from the points of view of contemporary Japanese teenagers. It's dark but so compelling, I couldn't put it down.
There were no individual groups for those two writers I recently discovered so, here I am. I'm hoping to uncover more great contemporary Japanese writers here.
Oh, and hi! people. :)
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