The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro review  0


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  • The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro
  • Edogawa Rampo
  • English
  • 20 February 2017
  • 9784902075625

10 thoughts on “The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

  1. says:

    The most famous fictional detective in Japan is by far Akechi Kogoro A Sherlock Holmes but with a darker edge due to the narratives of its writer Edogawa Rampo A true master of crime fiction that mixes with grotesue horror and pervers

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    Four storiesThe Case of the Murder on D Hill 「D坂の殺人事件」The Black Hand Gang 「黒手組」The Ghost 「幽霊」The Dwarf 「一寸法師」I've written about Edogawa before see here in these four crime stories are the same theme

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    A 4 story introduction to Akechi Kogoro the Japanese answer to Sherlock HolmesThanks to William Varteresian’s the book's English translator excellent preface it’s easy to get up to speed with the history and writing style of Edogawa Rampo; one of the most prolific and celebrated Japanese crime writers whose influence can still be seen these days in various mystery novels films anime manga and tribute works In Akech

  4. says:

    One of the most interesting reads of this year for me is Edogawa Ranpo's The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro I'm not fond of detective novelstories yet I found Ranpo's writing intriguing despite it being translated it's still good

  5. says:

    My relationship with Edogawa Rampo is probably the best out of all the Japanese authors I have read so far He is probably the only one I do not dislike and I am definitely going to check out of his workI am yet to read Edgar Alan Poe’s books so I do not know how he does his mysteries but Edogawa Rampo’s style reminds me of a Sherlockian mystery rather than Christie’s classic structure That is especially true for the last s

  6. says:

    I need to expand my knowledge about sleuth fiction from Japan because I've only heard about Edogawa Rampo and I love it so much so if you good people have recommendation about Japanese sleuth please do shareAnyway Akechi Kogoro rings two bell

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    Although the early writings of Hirai Tarō are not as well written as some of his most famous stories I still thought they were uite enjoyable The main mystery The Dwarf features some really interesting plot twists while ke

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    I'm glad I read Tales of Mystery Imagination first I don't know if its the translation or just that these are earlier works but they just don't have the wit and sophistication of his later stories They do have that little twist though Like others I found The Dwarf hard to get through Even though he is supposed to be a villain who happens to be a little person the depiction throughout is just hard to get throug

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    These are interesting stories Akechi is hilarious he doesnt give a shit about justice or anything besides solving the mystery with on exception in the end of the Dwarf where he appears to show mercy towards a girl The crimes themselves are de

  10. says:

    Really enjoyed the first few short stories and when it came to the last one which is way longer than the others there was a considerable shif

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Ke further use of the character but the positive reactions of Rampo's friends and colleagues prompted him to make Akechi a recurring protagonist in his detective fiction The first five Akechi mysteries 'The Case of the Murder on D Hill' 'The Psychological Test' 'The Black Hand Gang' 'The Ghost' and 'The Stalker in the Attic' were all published in the first half of as part of Rampo's first serial for Shin Seinen magazineAnd now they are available in English as well to delight a new audienceIncludesThe Case of the Murder on D Hill 「D坂の殺人事件」The Black Hand Gang 「黒手組」The Ghost 「幽霊」The Dwarf 「一寸法師」 I m glad I read Tales of Mystery Imagination first I don t know if its the translation or just that these are earlier works but they just don t have the wit and sophistication of his later stories They do have that little twist though Like others I found The Dwarf hard to get through Even though he is supposed to be a villain who happens to be a little person the depiction throughout is just hard to get through

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Akechi Kogoro detective extraordinaire In Japan this is Cases of PDF #8608 a name that fires the hearts and imaginations of readers young at heart Cool and sophisticated Akechi moves effortlessly through the world of Japan in the golden era between the wars defeating masterminds and saving the day He has been the hero of Japanese children for generations and starred in a host of moviesThe stories The Early PDFEPUB or in this volume predate all of that his secret origin if you will Readers familiar with the exploits of the great detective Akechi Kogoro might have some difficulty recognizing the impeccably dressed and universally respected A 4 story introduction to Akechi Kogoro the Japanese answer to Sherlock HolmesThanks to William Varteresian s the book s English translator excellent preface it s easy to get up to speed with the history and writing style of Edogawa Rampo one of the most prolific and celebrated Japanese crime writers whose influence can still be seen these days in various mystery novels films anime manga and tribute works In Akechi Kogoro he has created an iconic detective figure who is some curious mixture between an eccentric drifter a bookworm and a dandy geniusThe four stories selected here represent different natures of crime as well as different facets of Akechi s persona My individual takes The Case of the Murder on D Hill Akechi s first official case told from the perspective of a HastingsWatson style narrator It s a classic locked room scenario with some doses of meta fiction contradicting testimonies and Akechi s languid brilliance The meta is indeed strong here the narrator has direct conversation with the reader and discusses the situation with Akechi in genre savvy manner nearly breaking the fourth wall outright as they brought up Poe s The Murders in Rue Morgue and Doyle s The Adventure of the Speckled Band as points of comparisonIt s a decent case though I wish it were longer and has detailed description of the suspectsview spoilerThe whoddunit part is not that noteworthy but the whyddunit and howddunit are pretty surprising hinting at Rampo s lurid sensibility as it turns out that the murder is actually an accident where a sadomasochistic intercourse went horribly wrong hide spoiler NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW readers young at heart Cool and sophisticated Akechi moves effortlessly through the world of Japan in the golden era between the wars defeating masterminds and saving the day He has been the hero of Japanese children for generations and starred in a host of moviesThe stories The Early PDFEPUB or in this volume predate all of that his secret origin if you will Readers familiar with the exploits of the great detective Akechi Kogoro might have some difficulty Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, recognizing the impeccably dressed and universally The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) respected A 4 story introduction to Akechi Kogoro the Japanese answer to Sherlock HolmesThanks to William Varteresian s the book s English translator excellent preface it s easy to get up to speed with the history and writing style of Edogawa Rampo one of the most prolific and celebrated Japanese crime writers whose influence can still be seen these days in various mystery novels films anime manga and tribute works In Akechi Kogoro he has created an iconic detective figure who is some curious mixture between an eccentric drifter a bookworm and a dandy geniusThe four stories selected here Homewrecker represent different natures of crime as well as different facets of Akechi s persona My individual takes The Case of the Murder on D Hill Akechi s first official case told from the perspective of a HastingsWatson style narrator It s a classic locked Make your own model forts & castles room scenario with some doses of meta fiction contradicting testimonies and Akechi s languid brilliance The meta is indeed strong here the narrator has direct conversation with the Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury reader and discusses the situation with Akechi in genre savvy manner nearly breaking the fourth wall outright as they brought up Poe s The Murders in Rue Morgue and Doyle s The Adventure of the Speckled Band as points of comparisonIt s a decent case though I wish it were longer and has detailed description of the suspectsview spoilerThe whoddunit part is not that noteworthy but the whyddunit and howddunit are pretty surprising hinting at Rampo s lurid sensibility as it turns out that the murder is actually an accident where a sadomasochistic intercourse went horribly wrong hide spoiler

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Man of action in the amateur detective an eccentric twenty something of little means with disheveled hair and a shabby kimono The Akechi who appears in this volume is Early Cases of PDF #203 a hobbyist in crime whose identity is not yet fixed either in the eyes of the reading public or in the mind of his creator Supporting characters such as Akechi's wife and his young assistant have not yet been introduced and the first confrontation between the great detective and the Fiend with Twenty Faces is still a decade awayRampo initially conceived of Akechi Kogoro only as a protagonist for 'The Case of the Murder on D Hill' never intending to ma One of the most interesting reads of this year for me is Edogawa Ranpo s The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro I m not fond of detective novelstories yet I found Ranpo s writing intriguing despite it being translated it s still good


About the Author: Edogawa Rampo

江戸川 乱歩 sometimes romanized as Ranpo Edogawa was Cases of PDF ↠ a Japanese author and critic who played a major role in the development of Japanese mystery fiction.