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  • Title: Kojiki
  • Author: Keith Yatsuhashi
  • ISBN: 9780857666154
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Every civilization has its myths Only one is true.When eighteen year old Keiko Yamada s father dies unexpectedly, he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan, an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast like Guardians, and the cryptic words Go to Japan in my place Find the Gate My camera will show you the way Alone and afraidEvery civilization has its myths Only one is true.When eighteen year old Keiko Yamada s father dies unexpectedly, he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan, an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast like Guardians, and the cryptic words Go to Japan in my place Find the Gate My camera will show you the way Alone and afraid, Keiko travels to Tokyo, determined to fulfil her father s dying wish There, beneath glittering neon signs, her father s death poem comes to life Ancient spirits spring from the shadows Chaos envelops the city, and as Keiko flees its burning streets, her guide, the beautiful Yui Akiko, makes a stunning confession that she, Yui, is one of a handful of spirits left behind to defend the world against the most powerful among them a once noble spirit now insane Keiko must decide if she will honour her father s heritage and take her rightful place among the gods.
    Kojiki Every civilization has its myths Only one is true When eighteen year old Keiko Yamada s father dies unexpectedly he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan an unintelligible death poem about powerfu

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    1. What can you ask for with a book with magic god like figures, each with a super cool guardian in the shape of a dragon, or thunderbird How about tell me why I should care There is very little that is relatable in this book We only have one human in this book The rest are all gods or dragons, or whatever There is not enough time spent building the world and its rules for the reader to understand You re just thrown into the action and I still had questions about the rules of the world at the end [...]

    2. I wanted to like this book I wanted to like it a lot I m a bit of a Japanophile, and so when I encounter speculative fiction with a Japanese bent, I usually am than willing to give it a try It seemed like it was going to be really interesting, based on the synopsis.I didn t like this book In the end, it was a mess of problems, and it was a major struggle to keep going.The first problem I had with it was the most obvious once you start getting into the meat of the story the gratuitous Japanese L [...]

    3. Mr Yatsuhashi has a created a work of art with his novel Kojiki Readers are eased into the waters of his intricate universe and its hierarchy of gods, goddesses and their Guardians In this way, Yatsuhashi creates a sense of mystery and awe as he unveils his stunning world gradually, delivering one cinematic visual after another I found myself re reading portions of the novel to simply savor his imagery.His characters are built with complexities and nuances that make each of them unique and integ [...]

    4. This rating reflects the review I received from anime site, Japanator Japanator gives Kojiki 8.5 out of 10 Calls it, Great Beautifully crafted well written, with a loving attention to detail Among the best of its genre Here s the review Kristina Pino, May 11, 2013JapanatorA debut novel inspired by Japanese myth and animeKojiki is the title of an old Japanese text which attempts to explain where the islands of Japan came from Among other things, it recounts the stories of the gods and their part [...]

    5. Kojiki is a fast paced story, filled with multiple points of veiw and colorful characters Gripping in just the right spots with plenty of action for this kind of story.Keiko is confused by her father s last wish and takes off to Japan to discern his meaning, setting off events that could mean the end of our world It s a non stop rush to defeat the long awaited Lon Shan and Vissyus Yatsuhashi takes you on a ride filled with Spirits and Gaurdians, Light and Dark with plenty of twists to keep you o [...]

    6. I love Japanese and Asian culture, and I am a huge sucker for mythology of any culture Kojiki tickled all my spots, beautifully written, deep world, terrific characters book to let your mind latch on too and absorb I have no problems with this tale, thanks to Angry Robot for the ARC.

    7. I really loved the world this author created and I thought the book was really good I wish I had something tangible to say, but overall a good read.

    8. First, I have to say that overall I really liked this story But I do have a couple of warnings for potential readers One passage from Kojiki pretty aptly describes the novel Yui had a habit of revealing things like a veil dancer, one tantalizing piece at a time If you ve never read anything about Japanese culture before, you might not want to start with Kojiki The beginning was a little confusing I had to re read a couple of passages to adequately grasp what was going on but I think a lot of tha [...]

    9. copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review Kojiki is the first in a new series by Keith Yatsuhashi It suggests a world in which some of the older forces of Japanese legend, the kami and associated myths, are real some of them sitting behind the scenes in our modern day They struggle to control a disaster they unleashed on the world, one which could destroy everything if it broke free As the text opens, that disaster is straining to be unleashed.The world is our own, familiar in many ways Moder [...]

    10. Book provided by the author through ARR 1181 in the Making Connections group, in exchange for an honest review Kojiki is, in my opinion, quite a visual story, and would be just as suited if turned into a movie The author wrote vidi descriptions that allowed me to picture whatever was going on clearly enough and there was a lot going on You may not like the story as much as I did if you re not into action packed plots if you are, though, then go ahead.The story may be geared toward a younger aud [...]

    11. Keiko Yamada is an 18 year old girl, whose father dies suddenly Her life is turned upside down when she tries to fulfil her father s dying wish of going to Japan to Find the Gate My camera will show you the way.Armed with a one way ticket to Japan and an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast like Guardians, she travels, alone and afraid to Tokyo where she experiences her father s death poem come to life.Ancient spirits invade the city, causing chaos [...]

    12. 3.5Review originally published onThe Curious SFF ReaderI love reading about gods They are the main reason I started a lot of series like the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson or The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley to cite just a few gods fascinate me So, when I read the blurb of Koijiki, I knew that I needed to give this book a try.Koijiki follows the story of Keiko, an eighteen years old girl who travels to Tokyo after the disapperance of her father who left h [...]

    13. 4.5 Paws It s How Legends Are Made I received a lovely email from the author, read the blurb and thought damn I need to give this a go I love anything to do with myth and legends, and it even involves Japan so how could I resist when it has everything It s set in the modern day Japan but with ancient aspects thrown in there Its about this young woman named Keiko, who believes that she s just an ordinary, American born, Japanese until her dad dies and she agrees to his last wish, to go to Tokyo W [...]

    14. Kojiki is the incredibly detailed and fast paced story of revenge, love and redemption We follow Keiko, a young girl fulfilling her father s last request Go to Japan in my place Find the Gate Your camera will show you the way.With this strange request, Keiko s whole life her past, present and her destiny is irrevocably changed She stumbles upon a seemingly impossible truth Kami great spirit gods exist, and they are about to enter into a battle that could destroy the world as she knows it.This is [...]

    15. I would really liked to rate this book as 3 1 2 stars, but because I can t I rounded up.I m a fan of anything Japanese lately so when I was able to get a copy of this book to review I jumped all over it I don t think there has been a book that had me liking so many things but feeling like I was gearing up for battle to read it I liked the book a lot, but it took me about half the book before I entered my reading zone.There is a ton of different characters and I had a hard time keeping track of w [...]

    16. Thanks to Keith for the Review Copy I have always been fond of reading books that are based on Mythology, from Greek, Roman, and Egyptian and now, I tried reading this book, Kojiki with a different type of Myth, the Japanese Mythology Since I was a high school student, I have been a great fan of mangas, anime, and Japanese language I told myself, why won t I try to read this book and enhance my little knowledge about Japanese Myths Then and there after finish reading the book, I have no regrets [...]

    17. I had my reservations about this book in the beginning and thought I m not going to be able to get in to this story I probably won t even like it I thought to myself I could not have been wrong I couldn t put it down As a matter of fact I am re reading it right now to see what I may have missed the first time The elements in this story just took my breath away Every scene is so well described that you can picture it all as it plays right out in front of you off every page Without being overdone [...]

    18. Yui wiped her forehead with the back of her hand in a futile attempt to clean away a heavy residue of dirt and sweat Hold on She drew the energy bubble in close and launched it from the platform We re going for a ride That s how author Keith Yatsuhashi opens this epic story of ancient gods, or spirits, and gigantic monsters And what a ride it is From the opening pages set in the modern Ginza, right through the climactic battle over Mt Fuji, this book never slows down It has a kinetic momentum th [...]

    19. I was really excited to read Kojiki I am a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki and when I read the synopsis for Kojiki I knew that I just had to read it And boy am I glad that I did.Kojiki delivered on everything that I hoped it would, great action, magic, adventure, characters, mystery, and what would certainly be mind blowing special effects if it were a movie At least the way it played out in my mind With the way that Keith Yatsuhasi wrote this book you can t possibly imagine yourself watching the next [...]

    20. Kojiki is one of those novels you read that you won t soon forget It s an intense read You meet a lot of characters and you learn about their part in this mythical war against forces and powers beyond earth s realm I loved that it is set in Japan This is not a book you will read in one sitting, there is a lot going on Its a bit of overwhelm and lots to keep track of but keep reading as the story pulls together and takes you on an incredible journey This is a very visual book, the author did a re [...]

    21. This isn t a book from a genre that I usually read, but the synopsis intrigued me and in a way reminded me a little of Middle earth Kojiki, is skillfully woven with lavish descriptions that enable the reader to picture in vivid detail each and every moment as you read I did worry at the beginning whether this attention to detail would slow the pace of the story down but it didn t, in fact I would say it enhanced it for me The story focuses on Keiko, who has just lost her father, and as part of h [...]

    22. 3.5 stars I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.Kojiki is a story based on Japanese mythology I have never read any Japanese mythology so I found it quite interesting Most authors, especially those geared toward a YA audience, seem to drag plot lines out and turn what could be just one book into at least two, so I went into this expecting it to take Keiko a good portion of the book to find the gate I was pleasantly surprised to see that the gate is found right i [...]

    23. This thrill ride of a book has it all There is action bursting on every page Contained within the perfectly placed pages where you slow down to catch a breath, is an abundance of heart and story As you battle onward with the vivid characters, the origin of all this warfare unveils itself to the reader Emotions well inside of you at the loss of innocence and the heartache of fallen friends I am not a crier in public I prefer to spend my tears in private, but my eyes were clouded in misty turbulen [...]

    24. Well, I didn t get on with this one, you can probably tell from the rating I finished it because I have the sequel that promises giant robots, but it was hard work all the way.I was incredibly confused, I just could not understand what was going on It s very fast paced and it jumps between different points of views, with lots of flashbacks Every page is overloaded with information and massive info dumps There s a lot of the characters thinking, telling each other things they should really alread [...]

    25. Wow No.I ve never regretted reading a book so much as this one I would have dnf ed it after the first 20 pages OR LESS if I didn t feel a slight obligation to finish it for my book club.One of my biggest issues with this book is the gimmick it uses Japanese fantasy based on Shintoism That could have been a really cool idea, except it felt like the author took everything Japanese about Shinto and Japanese myths, and threw the culture out the window Sure, some of the characters are based in Japan [...]

    26. I think the author would have been better off with a male protagonist, because the female protagonist was hard for me to buy into as a person Gave up pretty early on this, so no rating.

    27. DNF at 293 pagesAfter slogging through over half the book, I couldn t bring myself to try to finish it I was bored the entire time and I constantly felt like I was missing something in regards to these ancient gods and how they live and what the rules of their universe were It almost feels like this is a sequel, except it clearly isn t I didn t feel like things were being revealed to me in a way that suggested I would eventually understand everything, if that makes sense.I was also bombarded wit [...]

    28. Actual rating 3.5 5 Keiko Yamada is eighteen years old when her father dies He leaves behind a mysterious message along with a ticket to Japan Although she is uneasy with the idea, she makes her way to Tokyo to execute her father s wish Once she arrives, her whole world changes as a battle ensues, turning everything into complete chaos Keiko learns things she thought unimaginable Her destiny is calling out to her will she answer Kojiki is an incredibly beautiful story that I could picture myself [...]

    29. Read other book reviews at Book Junkie Joint.A beautifully woven tale about dragons, gods and worlds set in Japan It will transport you into a world like no other and give you a grand adventure I am a huge fan of Manga Japanese Graphic Novels and Anime I especially love those Anime Manga with elaborate plot lines I got what I wanted in Kojiki When I started reading Kojiki, I couldn t help but imagine the characters as Anime rather than as real people It would be awesome if this book got turned i [...]

    30. The story about 18 year old Keiko, a New York girl with Japanese origins, who is sent by her dying father to Tokyo, is beautiful She is told to find something important and to help her she is given a poem Well in Tokyo a whole new world opens up to Keiko inhabited by demons and spirits, who held magical powers Kojiki, Record of Ancient Matters , is a very old collection of myths and Yatsuhashi s novel is brimming of Japanese culture and history and mythology For someone like me, who has never ex [...]

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