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Wrong About Japan

Peter Carey

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When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weird stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tour of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, brightly lit back door. Guided–and at times judged–by an ineffably strange boy named Takashi, the Careys meet manga artists and anime directors, the meticulous impersonators called “visualists,” and solitary, nerdish otaku. Throughout, the Booker Prize-winning novelist makes observations that are intriguing even when–as his hosts keep politely reminding him–they turn out to be wrong. Funny, surprising, distinguished by its wonderfully nuanced portrait of a father and son thousands of miles from home, Wrong About Japan is a delight.

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Customer Reviews

You're probably wrong about this book

Underrated. This book deserves a lot of credit. I read this when I was 11 or 12, and struggling to get my parents to understand my desire to go to and my fascination with Japan. I had my mom read this book, and I honestly believe that it sort of helped my mom see things from a different perspective. That I wasn't weird, and that my admiration for the country and culture isn't something to be ashamed of. Japan is a beautiful place. Unique.
Good book.

Wrong About Japan
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Asia
  • Published: Jan 11, 2005
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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