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Grass For His Pillow

Tales of The Otori, Book 2

by Lian Hearn

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Grass For His Pillow by Lian Hearn
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    Aug 2003, 320 pages
    Jun 2004, 368 pages

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this book is so good but i liked thet frist book more i still could not put it down it is major page turner. Hearn captures real life thoughts and puts in with it. all i can really say is that this book is really good.
Raziel the MechWarrior

this is a great book to read if you are a fan of japanese anime and feudal times

Just perfect!!! :)


I found this book a little depressing and less energetic than the former, but I guess it was aimed at crushing that 'fantasy world' that had been built around Takeo and Kaede, leaving them to fight their way out of reality with a flag in one hand and a heart in the other.

Despite this dark mood, the story is as imaginitive and clever as always, and the book still presents itself well and is worth a read.

Hearn again draws, with understanding and affection, on the world of medieval Japan for her inspiration. Though it's not quite as good as Across the Nightingale Floor, that book was so good that it really doesn't matter! The struggles Kaede and Takeo undergo to achieve their goals matures them, and this unfolds gradually and naturally. This series has made me a huge fan of Hearn!

This is one awesome book@!!
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