IM LOVE HIM Before coming to the actual story I want to say that the essay at the beginning of the novel is very useful to get you into the mood for this book It goes over the time Sister for Sale period in which the novel wasublished its restrictions and characteristics and after reading it I The Blue Door (Threshold paid a lot attention to how the story waslayed out and was able to make sense of some otentially uncanny characteristics of the storyThe story itself is "really good for what it is trying to be Detective fiction for young boys It wouldn t make sense to it "good for what it is trying to be Detective fiction for young boys It wouldn t make *sense to it novel against Sherlock Holmes or Poirot novels as * to it novel against Sherlock Holmes or Poirot novels as are written for a completely different target audience The Fiend with Twenty Faces is an enjoyable adventurous and sometimes even a bit scary series of three detective stories all centered around Twenty Faces the thief that the novel got its name fromThere are however some differences in uality between the three stories even when you keep in mind that they were written for 10 year olds The first story is by far the most entertaining A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, pitting Kobayashi against Twenty Faces and having them both outwit each other in a repeated fashion The second story is a bit dull given that it mostly focusses on Twenty Faces itself and doesn t really feature any detective work whatsoever with Twenty Faces in best cliche villain manner revealing the details to thelan he just Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience pulled off The third story is a bit better Especially the first half in which Akechi has a battle of wits with Twenty Faces The second half however is again a bit boring with most of the action happening off screen and Akechi simply revealing how he managed to solve the case afterwards The stories in this volume are always the most fun when either Kobayashi or Akechi are actively involved which sadly isn t the case in half the stories However the stories always made for short and enjoyable reads before bedtime and I would definitely give this book into the hand of students of years 5 or 6 without any concerns that Rampo s grotesue crime writer nature shines through in these stories Written in 3rderson narrative voice in 1936Considering the author s cemented The War to End All Wars position in the founding of Japanese mystery fiction and also bc this book was written for kids it comes as no surprise that elements within thelot are Death Comes for the Archbishop predictable and seem cliched Despite this it was fun to see the elements Ranpo took from a famous sleuth Sherlock cough and with these borrowedstolenwhatever elements had influenced manyopular Japanese mystery franchises today eg Hanshew s Man of Forty Faces clearly influenced Ranpo s Fien. When 1930s Tokyo is threatened by a master thief who can disguise himself to look like anyone and laughs at the law the eople of the city have nowhere else to turn but Japan's greatest detective Akechi Kogoro Unfortunately for Tokyo however Akechi Kogoro is off on overseas business so it be. D of Twenty Faces who in turn influenced Aoyama s Magic Kaito The author broke the 4th wall constantly which may come as irritating to some but ersonally had a nostalgic storyteller feel to me Ranpo s writing style is one that lulls the reader sweetly into a journey of uncertainty which doesn t disappoint the adult reader either Although it wasn t the intention of the author the story offered interesting glimpses into the lives of Tokyo eople right before WWII The well off enjoyed free labor basically from students who erformed housework etc in exchange for meals lodging Kids knew of a military base that eventually turned into the *Center Area Of Shinjuku Voila Obviously The * area of Shinjuku Voila Obviously the and rivileged were the only ones who gave a shit about the artifact stealing thief and the cat and mouse game were Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes played by the elite those who had governmentmilitaryositions lel And ofc women were just decorations in the book Welp What can you expect 20th century Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie popular author Ya gonna follow the status uo of that time Not that it has changed much cough Long story short as original of alot as you can get I mean that with the utmost sarcasm You got the stereotype genius Gary Stu detective with uirks You ve got the villain who s only Patagonia Express purpose in life is to enjoy theolice trying to chase him everywhere and also has a masochistic tendency for the main dude You ve got a cute 10 erson kid detective group and only 2 of them exist for the reader Kobayashi the kid Watson to the Sherlock gets a chapter Souji the son of one of those wealthy men who got fucked over and then unfucked gets a few lines Cool The strength s in the writing style though For fans of the Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Encyclopedia Brown and all those youth mystery series I suggest you give this a try Kaito Kid was inspired by the fiend With 20 faces So I was very interested in reading it It was a very enjoyable story About a thief who is a master in disguising himself and a detective who makes a lan to catch the thief Cute book for younger readers like grade school or early middle school Not super sophisticated and there s really not a lot here for older readers but the lot moves along uickly and it s a fun fast read "Read in the original Japanese Great fun and as good as mystery for children can get Rampo does Leblanc For "in the original Japanese Great fun and as good as mystery for children can get Rampo does Leblanc For Boy Detectives series Rampo stepped away from his usual adult oriented horror stories and somehow came up with something completely family appropriate The Fiend with Twenty Faces is a fun detective romp employing twists and turns around every corner Rampo s main source of Comes the job of his 12 year old assistant Kobayashi Yoshio to track down the thief and desperately keep him at bay until his mentor returnsIn the spirit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Baker Street Irregulars a classic thriller by Edogawa Rampo grand master of Japan's Golden Age of crime and my. Nspiration was Maurice Leblanc s Ars ne Lupin series Like Lupin Twenty "Faces is a master of disguise and a genius when it comes "is a master of disguise and a genius when it comes thievery The book is filled with elaborate heists car chases through 1930 s Tokyo kidnappings and most everything one could want from a classic crime caper As it was aimed at children the book doesn t always take itself seriously Sometimes believability is stretched thin and some things lay out over conveniently but in spite of these things the book is a fun read Very recommended to fans of Ars ne Lupin They should really get a kick out of *The Fiend With Twenty Faces * Fiend with Twenty Faces would certainly like to see of this series translated 35 Stars There s a reason why this book has been Seven Days in Utopia popular among kids in Japan for several decades It s good fun It sacked with action and dramatic Lots of Love plot twists It s original and suitable for all ages Rampo s semi insane boy s adventure novel A master villain matches wit and skills with the greatest detective and his young assistant who is 10 years old Tokyo of the 30 s is the landscape which can be compared to Fantomas Paris The world is about to end or be changed and Rampo dances on the grave of Tokyo Essential young adult literature I have to say that I m actually surprised by this book the first of the 26 book long Young Detective series by Rampo Edogawa Gladly so This book is fun it is easy to read and it is a blastThe story is very simple There is a thief called 20 faces freely translated that is unstoppable If he wants to steal something he will But not being satisfied with that he sends notes to his victims before the theft telling them of the day and hour he islanning to do his hit The book describes his fight against the famous detective Akechi and his young disciple Kobayashi The style is fast is full of funny conversations the author talking to the readers and also full of surprises It is fun to see Edogawa breaking the third wall to ask the readers about things from the story Of course the book was supposed to be read by teenagers so this influenced the style It only makes the story enjoyableEdogawa "Is Probably The Most Famous "probably the most famous author in Japan Whoever knows of the manga Case Closed in Japanese know the main character is called Conan Edogawa in homage to this author and Arthur Conan Doyle Here it shows why A totally worth readingThe edition I read has as an extra for Reclaiming Love people who are learning Japanese the furigana in almost all kanjis the first time they appear in aage so it makes for an easy search in case of not knowing one and also it helps in the reading of the story75. Stery fiction Filled with disguises tricks A ha moments and spiced with a uniue Japanese flair it is sure to delight readers of all ages Will Kobayashi's intrepid band of young detectives be able to outwit the nefarious fiend or will Tokyo be forever at the mercy of the face swapping Vegangelical phantom.
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