Seventeen is a brilliant novel on any level - but as a thriller it's a gripping page turner, while remaining moving and complex. It's a deeply satisfying read and it will be a while before I read anything as good.
Yokoyama's successor to the mesmeric Six Four is every bit as ambitious and compelling. Reinventing the genre of the investigative thriller to create something rich and strange.
Yokoyama possesses that elusive trait of a first-rate novelist: the ability to grab readers' interest and never let go.
A binge read.
An education about Japan.
A gripping newsroom drama . . . it's a testament to Yokoyama's narrative skills that this story of office politics remains taut and tense through every page . . . a fantastic page turner.