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The Devotion of Suspect X

The higasino is absolutely surprising and it definitely keeps the reader on tenterhooks. This is my first brush with Japanese literature, and my appetite craves for more. Thanks to real life friend Peter for pressing this in my hands,last time I was in the library.

Full marks to the author as well as the translator Alexander O. I should have seen the ending coming, but I was taken in by a simple ploy by the author.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. He concocts a seemingly unbreakable alibi for mother and daughter: Jan 03, Rohit Enghakat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Later, I learned it is 3 in the Detective Galileo series.

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So why is The Devotion of Suspect X an excellent read? For the film, see The Devotion of Suspect X film. higasshino

Can it be read as a stand alone novel or should one read the previous 2 for more context? From the start we are presented with some information and we try to figure it out considering one possibility but in the end we find out that we fell into the trap. Battle of Memories When the sole survivor of the accident suddenly disappears, he realizes that nothing is what it seems, and the unimaginable dark truth will haunt him for the rest of his life.

The mystery is solved 20 pages before. Add the first question. It feels a bit too rough, and dsvotion the flow of the book feels stilted.

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Anindita I would call it a “stand out from any other thrillers in the market”. This book is a mystery in which the reader can piece together the clues, but unlike the traditional situation in which the puzzle is to determine the identity of the murderer, here the mystery is to figure out Ishigami’s plan, and to see whether it will succeed.

Shi Hong Ruby Lin Theoretically, it seems possible for a question to be in P but not in NP, because solving it is so much harder than checking an answer.

The Devotion of Suspect X. Ishigami is a highly talented mathematics teacher, who lives next door to Yasuko and her daughter Misato. Everything here is deceptive, including the modest reserve with which Higashino relays his tale.


Sepandai-pandainya tupai melompat, akhirnya menjadi bukit. Things go out of hand and Yasuko ends up killing him with the help of Misato.

When Yukawa finally understands Ishigami’s plans, he is awestruck by the devotion shown by Ishigami to Yasuko. You will assume that these may have happened, but you will be wrong for sure! There is an implicit analogy between this mathematical question and the situation in the story because Ishigami’s scheme involves presenting a believable scenario to the police, an explanation for the murder that they will accept but does not implicate the Hanaokas.

That is the question of P vs. That’s what Ishigami does and that’s what the book does to you. The twists in the last few chapters had my mind reeling. If you’re a fan of thriller, you should definitely read this book. Not a whodunit but rather a how to get away with it thriller.

Their next door neighbor, Ishigama, who is a math teacher, hears it all. It is a book that is as much about characters and social protocols as much as mystery, but don’t let that frighten you away. When she plans to turn herself in, her neighbour Ishigami, a reclusive mathematical genius who is obsessed with her, prevents it.

They don’t have much to say to each other despite being neighbours.