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For the record, I wanted to go into more details about the website, and the comical situations in getting to know my first readers, but Substacks told me the article was reaching my limit.

On to Part 3, I guess.....

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Wow. I'm not sure when to laugh and when to cry. Most of the time, your story makes me do both. I can't even imagine some of the things you've gone through. I know kids can be cruel. But how many adults need to be complicit for that cruelty to go on and on?

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Word count limits are annoying. And yet... it does keep me from reading all night...

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Yes, I would!

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Jun 26, 2023Liked by πŸ’Ž Jaime Buckley

Based on your report, I went out and bought A Clean Kill in Tokyo and read it this weekend - you were right, a very tight, well written thriller! I understand he went through and updated a bit of the story from its original publication as Rain Fall back in 2002(?). That was five years after I left Japan, and just a short time after Memoirs of a Geisha was an NYT best seller. His ability to capture the feel of being a foreigner in Japan is utterly convincing. I was really transported, though I haven't really spent much time in Tokyo. It didn't matter, it had the right ambiance, the perfect amount of tension, and *so much* research that I was immersed and blew right through it. Thanks for the tip!

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