I should have posted my review on October 11th for our read a long, but quite honestly with cooking the Turkey and making the pies, and running to the bathroom (still have issues), I just couldn't think well. So I thought in the peace of the morning with my coffee in hand thoughts will just come pouring out to me. Just to remind you I'm a natural blonde. I'm enjoying this book more than I expected. I can put it down though, if only because it's so heavy. I don't find it's one of those books, at the moment, that you stay up to read. So my son is at home on reading week, and I'm wondering how is it that he seems to know so much about this book and Musashi. I've never seen him read it, (I would have, it's a big book). I know he's into Chinese/ Japanese cultural studies and perhaps that's it, but then this morning I'm scanning the web for something else, and thought I'll just scan for Musashi. Well it's also a video game. Need I say more.
I won't bore you with my review, you can read wonderfully worded and researched ones at Life... with books and At Home with Books Jenners and Alyce are wonderfully creative book review artists, which I am not. But I know what I like. Book two proves to be an interesting journey for the characters we met in book one. Our hero, Musashi continues to find himself,albeit a little violently, a little more humble, but still seeking, as is Otsu who is still searching for him. This part could have been a sit com situation, like on Lucy or Seinfeld. My search this morning was for a map of Japan of this time and that's how I stumbled on the video game. I need to have a recipe for these things to keep, who's who straight and where are they. I particularly like how the "homes of fun" are called tea houses.