Pickpocket. I was intrigued by Fuminori Nakamura’s novel, The Thief. Translated from Japanese, the novel presents an image of contemporary society from the perspective of a pickpocket. I kept thinking about skill as I enjoyed the ease with which the thief carries out his work. When a crime goes awry, we are led to see the consequences of an unexamined life. If your preference in fiction tends toward the psychological and thought-provoking, consider reading this novel.
Rating: Three-star (It’s ok)
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