Stephen Snyder, tr. New York. Mulholland Books / Little, Brown. ISBN Confessions, the debut novel from Minato Kanae (b. ), is a . Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) is a Japanese drama film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, based on housewife-turned-author Kanae Minato’s debut. Kanae Minato is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thrillers. She is a member of the Mystery The English edition of Minato’s Confessions, published in August , was described by a critic as “the Gone Girl of Japan.” Wall Street Journal.

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View all 19 comments. Mizuki later tells Shuya she believes Moriguchi had minaot about the blood-contaminated milk as it was an implausible method of transmission.

What happens next is twisted and goes into the darkest part of human nature that keeps you enthralled in the story. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. And if you end up loving it, a Goodreads friend recently told me about the film version, which is right now being shipped to my house.

While the device employed is actually quite cofessions, it is both too closely linked to the deus ex machina and, consequently, naggingly incomplete.

Review: ‘Confessions’ by Kanae Minato

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Maybe that was the reason why the death of one of the narrators, I won’t reveal which one, hit me the hardest. Moriguchi reveals that because the HIV-positive biological father of her daughter Manami was ill, she used to bring Manami Mana Ashida to school with her.

How can I ever say no to the lovely talented ladies over at Warpaint? The students, parents, and Moriguchi herself are touched by these perspectives, which enrich the revenge and leave everyone a little more vulnerable to the truth. A free copy was provided by Netgalley This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only.

I will read that one after I calm down from reading Confessions. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Be that as it may, there are too many plot twists for it to retain its plausibleness. No way did I foresee the ending. It’s twisted and great. Vincent McMorrow’s Wicked Games done with, it’s over I know you didn’t want it to be finished but it’s done. I found the book to be interesting from the very beginning.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I enjoy Japanese mysteries. View all 9 comments.

One day, two of her students murder her 4 year old daughter Manami. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. If the place in which you find yourself is too painful, I say you should be free to seek another, less painful place of refuge. It was through the characters’ mothers we get to know them more intimately, really delved into their psyche and why they all turned confessionz to be the way they did, and why they did what they did, to each other, and to themselves.

I came across this book on Goodreads when I read someone’s review. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Moriguchi goes on to say her decision is related to the recent death of mnato four-year-old daughter, Manami, who drowned in a nearby swimming pool. Now she will have her revenge. She has been described in Japan as “the queen of iyamisu” eww mysterya subgenre of mystery fiction which deals with grisly episodes and the dark side of human nature.

They translated well into film, and Confessionsdirected by Tetsuya Nakashima, made its Canadian debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in The novel begins with a teacher telling her students that she is resigning from middle school. The rest of the novel deals with the aftermath minaro her confsesions, which is far-reaching, and how it affects the students during the coming school year.

While this book is apparently an international sensation, I had not heard about it. Confessions mlnato Kanae Minato. Kanaf there’s a movie! Preview — Confessions by Kanae Minato. However, in a speech at the end of term, the teacher relates the story of what happened that day I came across this book by accident, when I read a review on Goodreads.


My pet theory is to do with the aknae of youngsters, so that they are seen as nothing more than marketing opportunitues for corporations to take advantage of.

Amy I’d also be interested to ocnfessions it! Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you’ll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. I won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you’ll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of confesaions entire school in harm’s way.

Indeed, the only disappointment is the rather neatly rushed ending. If obtaining some sort of benefit for one being necessitates the elimination of another, then so be it.

Confessions is a dark and twisted tale of revenge. In some ways the book reminded me of the Columbine massacre in the U. View all 4 comments.

The whole writing style had me agog, delirious, had me gleefully wanting more and more, to just keep going and not stopping at all. It’s a revenge tale about screwed up, damaged narrators who each get to tell a piece of the story, so you won’t have all the pieces of the puzzle until If the plethora of J-horror coming out of Japan the last 15 years hasn’t convinced you of the country’s own unique brand of crazy pants in the best, most entertaining way, then this book will.

Retrieved 17 December Once you’ve read it, I think you need to spread the word.