If this man makes his living as an English teacher, why are there grammatical errors on nearly every page?
Does this publisher not employ a single editor?
If the manuscript was read by a real university instructor, as the preface states, why did he allow such puerility to go to print?
If the author's goal is really to "approach even a quarter" of Junichiro Tanizaki's writing talent, does he think he can approach this fraction by using jokey slang terms for sexual organs over and over and over?
Is there anyone over the age of eleven who thinks that "o...続きを読む ›
Two of my colleagues picked up copies of Ero-Samurai and loved it. It had them rolling on the ground with sheer joy and admiration of how colorful and expressive some of the erotic prose is. After seeing the reaction it elicited personally, I of course wondered about the book as I also happen to be an American who has lived in Japan. Any man that has set foot on the soil of that magical country will be well aware of the intense charm that Japanese women innately possess.
As stated above, this book takes on the rather lofty task of attempting to share some insight into why many of us westerners find Japanese women so special.
This is a subject that I'm sure many authors have thought about before but for whatever reason, none have tackled. As to why, eludes me. However that is precisely the reason this book is so special. Search elsewhere and you will find no paucity of dry, cold, and didactic literature that will safely examine subjects related to Japan.
Not here my friend. This is an intensely personal journey into territory that is somewhat off limits by normal literary standards. Calling it exclusively personal would be misleading because the author does an excellent job quoting sources of classical Japanese literature supporting his ideas.
Upon reading it, it dawned on me. This is an instant classic.
Out of all the books I've ever read on Japan, not one has had the honesty to come forth and say what this man has said here. And for that, I congratulate him.
You are one wild and crazy warrior Mr. Duff!
Lost in Translation
Being an admirer of Japanese chicks, and a long-term resident of Japan myself, I was pleasantly surprised at this guy's paean to the goddesses. Smiles of recognition on every page. Since this was published by a cheap-o self publishing outfit called i-Universe, I thought the quality of writing would be [...], but it was actually pretty good.