RISING SUN

by Michael Crichton | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0345380371 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingthegoaliegirlwing of Vancouver, Washington USA on 2/17/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingthegoaliegirlwing from Vancouver, Washington USA on Friday, February 17, 2006
A young American model is murdered in the corporate boardroom of Los Angeles's Nakomoto Tower on the new skyscraper's gala opening night. Murdered, that is, unless she was strangled while enjoying sadomasochistic sex that went too far. Nakomoto, a Japanese electronics giant, tries to hush up the embarrassing incident, setting in motion a murder investigation that serves Crichton ( Jurassic Park ) as the platform for a clever, tough-talking harangue on the dangers of Japanese economic competition and influence-peddling in the U.S. Divorced LAPD lieutenant Peter Smith, who has custody of his two-year-old daughter, and hard-boiled detective John Connor, who says things like "For a Japanese, consistent behavior is not possible," pursue the killer in a winding plot involving Japan's attempt to gain control of the U.S. computer industry. Although Crichton's didactic aims are often at cross-purposes with his storytelling, his entertaining, well-researched thriller cannot be easily dismissed as Japan-bashing because it raises important questions about that country's adversarial trade strategy and our inadequate response to it. He also provides a fascinating perspective on how he thinks the Japanese view Americans--as illiterate, childish, lazy people obsessed with TV, violence and aggressive litigation.
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Journal Entry 2 by wingMoemwing at Strandpaviljoen Zoomers in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, June 21, 2008

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Tijdens de grote strandmeeting in Castricum.

Journal Entry 3 by Jehei from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 29, 2008
Caught at the bookcrossing's meeting in Castricum. I will release it at Central Station, Amsterdam.

Journal Entry 4 by Jehei at Station Amsterdam Centraal in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 29, 2008

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