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The Devil of Nanking
The Devil of Nanking: A Novel | Mo Hayder
A young Englishwoman arrives in Tokyo to seek a long-lost piece of film footage dating back to the 1937 Nanking Massacre, journeying deep inside the secret history of the massacre in her pursuit of the truth.
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#TheDevilOfNanking #MoHayder

1937 - Nanking Massacre takes place and Grey, a young Englishwoman, comes to Tokyo seeking film footage but Tokyo claims the massacre never took place. Grey finds a survivor of the massacre who is a visiting professor at the university of Tokyo. Grey now needs to gain his trust. Mo Hayder gives us a gritty and harrowing read about a time in history that was very brutal! I also enjoyed a peek at Tokyo. Recommended!

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ju.ca.no
Tokio: Roman | Mo Hayder
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I will probably be a litte less on Litsy during the next month - as tomorrow evening I‘m going to Japan for four (hopefully) amazing weeks!😍 We‘ll be visiting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Okinawa - if anyone has any (bookish) recommendations for those places, please let me know😊 during our stay at Okinawa I‘m expecting some reading time at the beach, other than that my books will probably have to wait a bit😊

Simona Enjoy❣️ 5mo
TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 5mo
Katerina Enjoy! You will love Kyoto. Soak up every minute of it 😊 5mo
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iread2much Have fun! Enjoy the food is Osaka, to Tokyo is amazing of course, but Osaka is the foodie city is Japan 😄 5mo
Sarah83 You know her books, I guess 5mo
Tanisha_A Have fun fun fun! Loveeeeeeee 5mo
ju.ca.no @Katerina thank you😍 5mo
ju.ca.no @iread2much good to know😍 5mo
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 it is on my TBR😍 5mo
ju.ca.no @Tanisha_A thank you😍😍 5mo
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julesG
Tokyo | Mo Hayder
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Not sure how #BigInJapan this book is, but I quite enjoyed this gory thriller.

#WanderingJune

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB If Karin Slaughter recommends reading you, you must be kind of big 😀 6mo
julesG @BarbaraBB It's good, it's a bit weird, and it's definitely not a book you'd want to read while having breakfast. 😁 6mo
BarbaraBB @julesG It sounds real Japanese and exactly what I like 😘 6mo
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SW-T
Tokyo | Mo Hayder
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These clever bookend dioramas are made to look like Tokyo‘s back alleys, and light up also. They‘re the size of a paperback.

https://mymodernmet.com/monde-back-alley-bookshelf-diorama/

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Velvetsun
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I think it‘s time for a re read of my favorite book of all time.
💙📖❤️

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julesG
Tokyo | Mo Hayder
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Yesterday's prompt was #DevilSide.

The tagged book was published under two names, Tokyo and The Devil of Nanking.

When I got this book a lot of years ago, I knew the person who gave it to me got me, even though we'd only met a few weeks earlier.
It's a dark, bloody, sinister, but very good thriller.

#OctoberXFiles @Robothugs @Cinfhen

Robothugs 😱😱 Stacked! 13mo
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julesG
Tokyo | Mo Hayder
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If you #wantsomethrill, or rather a lot, read one of Mo Hayder's books.

#happinessresistance @writerlibrarian

laundry_piles She's my favorite author. Her and Paul Cleave. I've read all her books and they're so good! 2y
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Betty
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1. commercials only
2. 35 degrees
3. tagged book
4. another riverboat cruise through Europe
5. @tpixie @Avanders @BrainyHeroine @sammisho

#FriYayIntro

tpixie 😊😊😊😊 2y
DGRachel A riverboat cruise sounds wonderful! 2y
MelAnn 🖐🏻 2y
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howjessreads My grandparents have done Danube cruises multiple times and they sound blissful!! 2y
readinginthedark I did a riverboat cruise down the Rhine in Germany with my husband! It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. 😊 (edited) 2y
hes7 🖐🏻 2y
Avanders Oh hi! 👋🏽☺️ 2y
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Molly_the_mezzo
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This book was so compelling! It was indeed a mistake to start it at 1:30 in the morning, because I ended up staying up until almost 5 to finish it. It was deeply disturbing, but not so graphic that I found it difficult to read. Good thing I don‘t have work, because I will be sleeping late to make up for this one!

Velvetsun My favorite book. 💙 2y
laundry_piles One of my favorites by her! I've read everything by Hayder, I can't get enough! 2y
TorieStorieS Oh I agree- I‘ve read all of her books- and some include the most memorable moments! I always keep my eye out for her newest! 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @laundry_piles @TorieStorieS I haven‘t read anything else by her. I‘ll have to get on it! 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @Velvetsun I can see why! 2y
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Molly_the_mezzo
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This book looks so good that I‘m a little scared to start it at one in the morning!

the-flashley Looks interesting!! 2y
julesG It's good. 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @the-flashley @julesG So far, the prologue was good! 2y
laundry_piles Everything by Hayder is great! This is one of my favorites 2y
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angryculture
Tokyo | Mo Hayder
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Heartbreaking

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Velvetsun
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My favorite book of all time is on sale for the Kindle today!! Woot!!! #recommensday

julesG This one is really good. I read it as 3y
Velvetsun @julesG I want to find the original Tokyo version...since I'm trying to find all the different covers, too. Lol 3y
julesG @Velvetsun Mine is the tagged one, with the red powdery substance on the cover. 3y
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Velvetsun
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My favorite book, and the obvious choice for #eyesoncovers. #maybookflowers @RealLifeReading

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Velvetsun
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My favorite read of 2016, is now my favorite book of all time. This story has never left my mind in well over a year. #THISISTHEEND @Liberty

julesG Good one! Parts of this book jump into my mind even after several years. 3y
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Velvetsun
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Some of my favorite #crazycovers. I still contend that the cover of The Devil of Nanking (my all time favorite book btw) is creepy as hell. Those eyes in the mask....follow me everywhere. LOL #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

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Velvetsun
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I have 2 copies of my favorite book.
I still want the original version, with the original title (Tokyo).
#booklove #alltimefavorite

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Velvetsun
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I surpassed my goal of reading 100 books. Not too shabby.

Joybishoptx Awesome! 3y
LauraBeth Nice! 😀🎉👏⭐ 3y
MrBook Wow! Well done 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Day 9 of #seasonsreadings2016 is #FictionNonfictionPairings

Both of these books are from my tbr. I have read quite a bit nonfiction and historical fiction dealing with WWII in the last year or so, and those led me to the Iris Chang book to learn more. The Hayder novel is suspense set in more recent times, touching on a period of the Nanking massacre in the late 1930s.

Lacythebookworm Rape of Nanking is a difficult read, but important. I think you'll have a good reading experience with it! 🙌 3y
earlecooks I agree the Chang book is gripping, tragic on multiple levels, brutal, & very worth reading. Didn't know about the Mo Hayder book. Will have to read it. Midnight in Peking might also interest you. 3y
julesG The Hayder book is a very gripping, sometimes very detailed and graphic thriller. I read it some years ago. The US (?) edition is called 3y
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sprainedbrain @julesG interesting... it's called The Devil of Nanking on my kindle. I'm looking forward to it. 3y
julesG @sprainedbrain Then it might be the UK edition? Whatever. Same book, two titles. 3y
sprainedbrain @julesG I learn something new every day! I have several Mo Hayder books on my list to read. I have heard she is very good. 3y
julesG @sprainedbrain I liked the Jack Caffrey (?) series a lot, especially the first books. The series starts with "The Birdman" - I haven't read the last book in this series, yet. 3y
bookandcat Yes the Chang is very good but describes some really awful things. I read it for social studies class in high school. 3y
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ericarobynreads
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Remember that life is short. Always turn your face to the sun when you have the chance.

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Velvetsun
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Nearly ran out of tiny post it's because I marked so many sections. This. Book. Was. Life. Changing.

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Velvetsun
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This book has taken over my life. So unique and fascinating.

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I've tried several of Hayder's subsequent work and found it disappointing, but The Devil of Nanking is brilliant and fascinating. Worth a read and a re-read.

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