5 thoughts on “十角館の殺人[Murder of Jukkaku-Kan]

  1. Bad things happen. Everybody dies.

    The flatness of the prose in this novel at first bothered me and then delighted me because it freed me from that somewhat squicky feeling I often have, when reading a murder mystery, that violent death should not be quite so entertaining. The characters here are nothing more than pieces on a magnificent, imaginative board game, and their lack of dimension allowed me to feel pleasure in the storytelling.

    I lived for years in Japan and this experience made my rea

  2. First, I want to say thank you for Sanny who introduced me with this novel, and more importantly introduced me with Honkaku mystery genre. Honkaku means orthodox in Japan, and this genre keeps the whodunit mystery stories alive in Japan. I admit I didn’t know the existence of Honkaku mystery before I read this novel.

    This is an isolated-island murder mystery with the clues, red herrings, and so on with climax when readers found whodunit.

    In my opinion, the mystery and climax is good, just as expe

  3. 3.75 stars.

    This is right up my guilty pleasure alley. Originally published in Japan in 1987 and only now available in English translation, this book represents a resurgence of “locked room” mysteries in Japan at the time. It’s an unmistakable homage to Agatha Christie’s incomparable And Then There Were None. I just love those impossible closed door mysteries of the Golden Age in which the suspects are limited and the clues are there for the reader, with no rabbit pulling at the end. They are lik

  4. Điểm trừ mà có lẽ người đọc nào cũng nhận ra khi đọc Thập giác quán là xây dựng nhân vật quá ư mờ nhạt. Trừ hai cô gái (vì là số ít) và anh bạn Ellery thích tỏ ra thông thái nhanh nhạy hơn người thì không thể nhớ nổi tên tuổi và đặc trưng tương ứng của một ai nữa. Vả lại tôi cũng không thích vụ dùng tên các nhà văn nổi tiếng làm biệt danh này lắm.
    Vụ không ngủ nghê sinh hoạt tập trung thì thật là khó hiểu và việc cố ý dùng thuốc an thần để khỏi mất ngủ thì cũng thật dở hơi. Như đã từng nghĩ đến m

  5. 4.5 stars for this incredibly clever closed-circle mystery originally published in Japan in the 1980s, out this year in English for the first time. The book is filled with clever puzzles and a brilliant resolution, but the characters didn’t draw me in enough for me to give this book a full 5 stars. Highly recommended for reading when you’re in the mood for a twisty mystery as opposed to deep characters.

    University student members of a campus mystery club gather on an island in a mystery reminisc

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