The Floating Girl

Another Sujata Massey book, this one a dud. Her approach seems to be to focus on one stereotypical thing about Japan and build a book around it. She’s already covered Zen (Zen Attitude), flower arranging (The Flower Master), and this one was centered around manga. Toss in a bit of steamy romance, add some very improbable crime solving, and you’ve got a Rei Shimura book, paint-by-numbers style.