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Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review: The Master Puppeteer

Summary: Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at risk to his own life.
Meanwhile, Jiro devotes himself to learning puppetry. Kinshi, the puppet master's son, tutors him. When his sheltered life at the theater is shattered by mobs of hungry, rioting peasants, Jiro becomes aware of responsibilities greater that his craft. As he schemes to help his friend Kinshi and to find his own parent, Jiro stumbles onto a dangerous and powerful secret....

Thoughts: Well...the summary's kinda scrambled everything, but I guess that's the jist of it.  I got the book the same time I grabbed another by the author Of Nightingales That Weep. I wasn't so impressed with Nightingales and had low expectations for this book as well. But it proved me wrong! This time, instead of a selfish girl mooning after some fantasy love, we have two boys and their friendship during a writhing and famine stricken Japan. The story, the characters, the setting, the events, not to mention the amazing art of the theater...I couldn't the book down! This was an amazing story and I absolutely loved it! 

Content: None really though there is quite a bit of violence and the effects of the famine (ex, a dead body found on the streets). Otherwise a great read for culture, history, or just pleasure!

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