In this highly inventive book, Paul Madden maximises his extensive and varied experiences in Japan to provide a unique and, for many, fascinating series of insights into thirty-nine (san-kyu, or "thank you") aspects of Japanese scenery, history, life and culture. The concept of using tweets made by the author and the responses to them is ingenious. It brings a new edge and technological modernity to the interdisciplinary genres of biographical, historical and travel writings. In so doing, Madden has provided a text that is both a joy to read and a statement work in terms of its innovation and originality.
|Journal||Japan Society Review|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jun 2023|