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  • Title: Tóquio
  • Author: Mo Hayder
  • ISBN: 9789727921386
  • Page: 468
  • Format: None
  • T quio promete tirar o sono a todos aqueles que n o dispensam um bom thriller psicol gico Grey tem muito que provar e mais ainda que esconder Obcecada por um passado que n o consegue compreender, vai para T quio procura de um filme raro, que anda perdido h d cadas, que mostra um incidente espec fico do famoso massacre de Nanquim, em 1937, quando o Ex rcito Imperial JaT quio promete tirar o sono a todos aqueles que n o dispensam um bom thriller psicol gico Grey tem muito que provar e mais ainda que esconder Obcecada por um passado que n o consegue compreender, vai para T quio procura de um filme raro, que anda perdido h d cadas, que mostra um incidente espec fico do famoso massacre de Nanquim, em 1937, quando o Ex rcito Imperial Japon s massacrou 300.000 civis No entanto, h quem diga que esse filme nunca existiu Com os seus arranha c us ultramodernos e clubes onde, noite ap s noite, as acompanhantes entret m a sua abastada clientela masculina, T quio uma cidade de segredos obscuros onde o terror espreita.T quio de Mo HayderCr ticas de imprensa Mo Hayder uma das mais interessantes autoras de livros policiais que h para ler nestes tempos, e T quio confirma o seu talento Neste seu terceiro livro, as caracter sticas habituais da autora mant m se o sentido do pormenor, quando se trata da crueldade a arte de manter o suspense a capacidade de misturar temas e registos a coer ncia da hist ria, porque acima dessa variedade de registos est aquele que caracteriza o livro um thriller, e as deambula es, por mais interessantes que sejam, quando est o a tornar se excessivas, s o interrompidas A.N In Os Meus Livros, Dezembro de 2004

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    1. ”You can be brave and confident as you like, you can convince yourself that you’re invulnerable, that you know what you’re dealing with. You think that it won’t ever really get too serious--that there’ll be some kind of a warning before it goes that far, danger music, maybe, playing offstage, the way you get in films. But it seems to me that disasters aren’t like that. Disasters are life’s great ambushers: they have a way of jumping on you when your eyes are fixed on something else [...]

    2. Mo Hayder delivers the most thought provoking thriller I have ever encountered. Set in 1990 Tokyo with roots that take you back to the 1937 Nanking massacre, this account is positively chilling. Three voices have entered my head.Grey: is a personally troubled, young student from London, with a highly unstable past and a vested interest in her research of war atrocities, most notably the 1937 Nanking Massacre. She has come to Tokyo in search of Shi Chonming, a Nanking survivor, who Grey believes [...]

    3. Finished this a few days ago, and it might be my favorite book of the year. Terrifying. Expect a review next week!

    4. I crazily fell in love with Mo after reading this gripping, attracitve and sexy book of novel```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````Now I'm reading the French edition

    5. رواية شيطان نانكنغ للمؤلفة البريطانية مو هايدر تجسد مأساة بشرية تتكرر في أكثر من زمان ومكان. مأساة أسرة صغيرة راحت ضحية لحرب أحرقت الأخضر واليابس بلا هدف سوى إشباع النزعة الشيطانية لدى فئة أسائت استغلال السلطة والقوة. تدور أحداث الرواية في فترتين زمنيتين: ثلاثينات القرن الم [...]

    6. Man, what is it with the Japanese?Surely there are good and bad people in every culture. But the bad Japanese? These are in a league of their own. I have read accounts and seen documentaries of Japanese POW camps. Their torture techniques were elaborately conceived to not only inflict physical agony but also emotional degradation.Now google Nanking if you dare. The images are straight out of hell.Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children massacred in 1937. The lucky ones were killed immed [...]

    7. Love, love, love. Mo spent time being an escort in Tokyo, so she knows what she's talking about. I think this is a fantastic book, mostly because it's so different from her other stuff. Really shows amazing range on her part. My only quibble is that as horrible as the twist is, it's not as horrible as I was expecting, but that's only because I always expect something nasty from this author. And I mean nasty in a good way, not nasty like when your mother tells you not to touch something.Highly re [...]

    8. Για να είμαι ειλικρινείς, για τη "σφαγή της Σανγκάης", δεν είχα ακούσει τίποτε. Το βιβλίο αναφέρετε σε αυτό το "μαύρο" γεγονός για την ιστορία της Κίνας και της Ιαπωνίας. Πόσο σκλήρα απάνθρωπος μετατρέπεται κανείς εν καιρό πολέμου????

    9. Ugh. Grey (not her real name) is on a mission to uncover the truth about Nanking. Why, you wonder? Well, as a teenager, Grey got knocked up, and then figured that the only way to deal with this was to cut open her own womb. She thought the baby would be fine, because she had read that some babies survived this when the Japanese army did the same thing to pregnant women in Nanking. Supposedly she believed this because her parents had homeschooled and completely sheltered her, to the point that sh [...]

    10. It is really hard to categorise this book. It is really scary but not a horror story (well not in the conventional sense). There is a mystery at the heart of it but it isn't crime or mystery. It is about another culture that is sometimes hard to understand and accept. It creeped me out but I had to keep reading (though I am not a fan of being scared) It was dark and sinister but not bloody and gory. It was also enlightening. My mother is Chinese and hates the Japanese, which always embarrassed m [...]

    11. This book somehow manages to be both a mystery/thriller AND a cross between literary and historical fiction at the same time. I was just riveted from page one. It's hard to believe this is the same author as "Ritual" which was exciting but certainly not written at this level of detail. I completely trusted the world and characters this author has created.I don't give 5 stars very often and though this had a few holes (mostly to do with wanting more details but not needing them) "Devil of Nanking [...]

    12. 5/5 stars | Favorite Standalones Just decided to go for it because I honestly am still flipping through it daily to see if I can see anything new or figure out questions I've had - plus that writing is just beautiful!!4.5/5starsI FINALLY FINISHED IT. All it took was me getting violently sick and being forced to stay in bed rather than go out with college people for me to absolutely tear through this book - and it was INCREDIBLE.This book is sort of impossible to explain. Many people have asked m [...]

    13. This book was a pleasant surprise. I think I was expecting more shock-horror based on the summary (which I'm not a huge fan of), but I'd seen so many positive reviews (and I can't resist thrillers set in Japan) so I decided to give it a go. Well, friends, this is not at all shock-horror, so if a book about Nanking freaks you out don't fear: there's no gratuitous violence. In fact, there's little violence at all though when it does happen, it's very effective.This is a dual-narrative thriller/hor [...]

    14. This book did not carry the fast paced, hardcore punch that I have found in other Hayder novels but its historical relevance gave it a power all its own. I believe this story carried even more weight for me because I have just recently read Iris Chang's 'The Rape of Nanking', a true story of the atrocities committed by the Japanese in their invasion of China in the 1930's. Of all the accounts of the horrors of war I have ever read, the story of Japan's treatment of the Chinese people during thei [...]

    15. This is not for the faint of heart. It's creepy and full of horrors (some imagined, some based in historical reality). Mo Hayder is definitely attracted to horrible events and twisted and/or strange--not to mention deviant--characters.That being said, this is a well written and fascinating crime thriller/historical novel. The author does everything right. She builds suspense and tension. She writes beautifully. The characters are weird and memorable. There are plenty of surprises and strange rev [...]

    16. I read this over the past few nights and have decided that it’s one of the more haunting, unforgettable books I’ve read recently. A young woman named Grey is institutionalized after she becomes obsessed with the Nanking massacre. As a young child, she found a book in her home that had a reference to a obscure film recording of a particular atrocity that occurred during the massacre and refuses to let it go. She travels to Tokyo to meet a professor, a survivor of the massacre, who she believe [...]

    17. A 'thriller' devoid of thrills. Wanted to give up halfway due to the borefest of characters, foreshadowing that's obvious to all but the MC (who just happened to excel in the tasks required of her, by the way) and convenient plot train. There is food for thought but it's undermined by the easy coincidences and my inability to empathise with the MC; her feelings were understandable but the plot armour she's wearing just felt like a cop-out most of the time.I plodded on to the finish line; the end [...]

    18. 3,5Μια πολύ αγαπημένη μου booktuber είχε εκθειάσει το Τόκυο της Mo Hayder για αυτό και εγώ έτρεξα αμέσως να το αγοράσω, αν μη τι άλλο σκέφτηκα θα μου αρέσει Έκανα λάθος τις πρώτες τρεις φορές που το έπιασα στα χέρια μου, δεν κατάφερα να δεθώ με την ιστορία. Την τέταρτη όμως βούτηξα στα β [...]

    19. "Tóquio” é um livro que me manteve em permanente angústia durante toda a leitura.É baseado num episódio da história da humanidade – o massacre e tortura de milhares de chineses, pelo exército imperial japonês, durante a invasão da cidade de Nanquim, em 1937. A acção desenrola-se, capítulo a capítulo, entre a cidade chinesa e Tóquio 50 depois, onde encontramos Grey, uma jovem inglesa, que procura um filme que relata um episódio do massacre.É um livro muito bem escrito e muito [...]

    20. I'm torn with this one. I'm normally drawn to the darker thrillers and novels with an unreliable narrator but I found it difficult to gel with this novel. The subject matter is dark, gritty and violent but ultimately it is a thriller about guilt and redemption. Grey herself was an interesting character, I liked her sense of containment and detachment but I didn't like her particularly or the choices she had made.My major issue was the lack of real characterisation with any of the characters with [...]

    21. Liker veldig godt spesielle bøker. Denne er svært spesiell, med to fortellerstemmer fra nå og 1937. Om kannibalisme, den japanske yakuza'en, en studine på jakt etter svar og en mann som ønsker å begrave sin egen fortid. Bakteppet er massakren i Nanjing i 1937.Utfyllende omtale på bloggen min: ebokhyllami/2018/

    22. “Tóquio” foi a minha estreia literária com a escritora inglesa Mo Hayder e revelou-se um livro “doentiamente” excelente.O ponto de partida do livro são os crimes da guerra genocida perpetrados pelo exército imperial japonês em Nanquim, durante a guerra com a China entre 1937 e 1938, e em que foram cometidas inúmeras atrocidades, como estupros, saques sistemáticos, torturas macabras, incêndios criminosos e execução de prisioneiros civis e militares, num compêndio de violência [...]

    23. I am familiar with the events of Nanking, during the invasion by the Japanese, in the late 1930's. I came into to this expecting the upmost in horror and the lowest acts of man. That was here. The story is told by a professor who lived,worked,and experienced the rape of Nanking and a young English woman who has spent much of her studies researching those days of depravity.One has knowledge from participation and the other far removed, and somewhat sanitized, by the printed page. But, when it com [...]

    24. WHAT IS THIS BOOK?!!Two narrators, two very different timelines and both held my rapt attention. Each chapter while shuttling between two POVs winds the suspense into a tight knot around your neck that, you have no other choice but to sit in a corner and read the whole damn thing and have unexplained shivers running through your body! I'm still breathless! This is my first mohayder and won't be my last. Apparently the author is known for not shying away from horrifying storylines and this book h [...]

    25. Sjajno napisana knjiga, brutalna i čak i kad pomislim da je malo predvidiva, sledeća strannica me šokira i primjetim da zadržavam dah. Treba imati smisla i stila i smjelosti za ova djela.

    26. I went into this book not expecting a whole lot, and would have to count myself pleasantly surprised. Mysterious-English-I'm Not Mad!-runaway Grey, having wound up wandering about in a cramped and uninviting Tokyo, turned out to be a character I actually became interested in—though I was less drawn towards the parallel story involving the brutal recollection of Shi, an eyewitness to the savage extended sessions of bayonet practice that the invading Imperial Japanese Army inflicted upon the hap [...]

    27. it's said to be a writer, you're far better off working three years as a bar hostess than getting an MFA. possibly Mo Hayder understood this; as the author's blurb mentions, she left school at fifteen and has since seen success conquering the world of publishing. her books are shilled at petrol stations; she has Times and Daily News and Independent reviews practically breathless in their praise.Hayder writes a book with feeling and a good attempt at "the thriller," but ultimately falling short o [...]

    28. 6+ rocket ship to the top of my all time favorite book list, stars.If ever there were a book that i could describe as life-changing would be this one.Is it for everyone? Absolutely not. There are sections of this book that are brutal. That are intensely hard to read. And there are themes throughout the book that might be triggers for some people.But, for me this was easily one of the most beautifully written books i have ever come across in my life. I literally ran out of my trusty small post it [...]

    29. When English girl Grey was very young she found a book about the Japanese invasion of Nanking. Reading about the atrocities committed there, she found a description of something so terrible she had to ask somebody if it were really true. But nobody would believe her when she told them that she read it and she was labeled 'sick', 'twisted' and 'evil'. And the book vanished, leaving her with no evidence to back up her protests. Ever since then Grey has been obsessed with proving that that atrocity [...]

    30. "“Maybe that was the price of ignorance, I thought, looking at the naked vagrant. Maybe Japan had to pay for the ignorant things it did in Nanking. Because ignorance as I'd got tired of hearing, is no excuse for evil.” UPDATE: I originally wrote this off as a four-star, but it is not over a month later and I still haven't stopped thinking about this novel. It's definitely in my top five for the whole year. The Devil in Nanking was a wonderfully structured thriller/horror about a little known [...]

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