i've been on a kick of reading grown-up books lately. more grown-up books over the past couple of weeks than i've read in the past half-year. guess i can't read kiddie lit all of the time. anyway, for some reason this one seems more grown-up than the others. not sure why that is. i picked it up solely because it's set in japan, and once again japan has not let me down. honestly, i can't think of much more to say as i finished it nearly a week ago and am just writing this now.