The streets of Tokyo are different at night. There is darkness behind the glitter and the neon lights, and people who prefer to stay in the shadows, to dwell in the underworld – whores, gangsters, the homeless, the lost. People like Sato. He’s part of this world, he always has been, but a feeling of change is lingering in the heavy air of the bustling city. A feeling brought to life by fateful encounters of solitary souls.
Shadow Shinjuku is a dark, yet magical journey into the depths of Tokyo’s nightlife and the depths of the human soul. Ryu Takeshi’s first novel is both a crime thriller and urban fantasy. It’s a unique and mesmerizing blend of the imagery of Japanese animation and film, the colors and details of street photography, and the mystical lyricism of soulful music. But above everything, it is a gripping story that doesn’t let go.
Shadow Shinjuku is a sensational book written by the exceptional and talented author Ryu Takeshi and wow Takeshi does not disappoint! Shadow Shinjuku thrilled me from start to finish and as I read the book I couldn’t help but get lost in its pages and the world of Tokyo. Shadow Shinjuku did not disappoint and so of course I already recommend this book but if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Shadow Shinjuku is a phenomenal crime thriller that will introduce the reader to the star of the novel, Sato. The reader in Shadow Shinjuku will be taken to Tokyo and it is here that we meet Sato, an orphan who was taken in by Yamaguchi, who is the head of a criminal organization on the streets of Tokyo. Sato, even at a young age showed promise of being a great asset for Yamaguchi and so he took him in and Sato has been working for him ever since. In Shadow Shinjuku the reader will follow Sato as he starts to break free from the life he was forced into and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Shadow Shinjuku!
The story Shadow Shinjuku is a thrilling one thanks to the enthralling and action-packed moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. I love books that involve a journey because usually in these stories the character develops and grows as they overcome hardships and that is most certainly the case with Shadow Shinjuku and it made for a captivating journey! What I loved most about Shadow Shinjuku is that the reader is taken on an adventure that is continuously evolving and changing and that in turn kept my attention from start to finish!
Ryu Takeshi is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Takeshi is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining readers with his literature and putting a smile on readers’ faces. I loved this about the author but what I loved the most about Takeshi’s writing is his remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me!
Novels of this nature are difficult to write because you have to transport the reader quickly and effortlessly, but sadly this is rarely accomplished in a story that weaves themes this book does, but not with Shadow Shinjuku! Shadow Shinjuku is the way it is because Ryu Takeshi knows what he is doing! Takeshi knows how to whisk his readers away and entice them with magnificent descriptions and keep readers entertained from start to finish!
To conclude my thoughts on this wonderful book Shadow Shinjuku is a marvelous, stellar, and supreme book that will entertain, delight as well as charm readers from start to finish! It is a standout novel and should not be missed. That is why I, of course, have to award the incredible Shadow Shinjuku five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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