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I've read Satori some time ago. As a thriller it was pretty decent but I thought it didn't quite manage to capture the period 50s atmosphere. And it wasn't quite what you'd expect from a Shibumi prequel. But it was entertaining enough, easily one of the better thrillers of recent years. Didn't seem to kick off a series though, as some might have hoped.
Well, that still seems to be a pretty strong recommendation. Shibumi is so unique in execution that I couldn't imagine a prequel/sequel matching it on that front. I figured that Sartori is probably a more traditionally escapist thriller.
Just finished reading Shibumi and absolutely loved it. I can't tell you the number of times I held this book in my hands back in 1980, the year I graduated High School, trying to decide if it was for me. Now, all these years later, I know that I never would have clicked with it then.
I don't think I've ever read a book where the style of writing and the commentary that takes place around the plot are actually the point and focus of the book. So original!
Has anyone read Winslow's Sartori? I'm very intrigued to get opinions on that one if there are any.