Am höchsten bewertete positive Rezension
Eine Person fand diese Informationen hilfreich
A troubled hero, a cool setting
am 8. September 2012
Rain Fall is a good book. The whole Rain series is a good series. This is the first with John Rain, Fujiwara Junichi.. if you like Japan you will love the settings of this book especially! It's worth reading if only to travel to all the intimate spots Rain visits. Rain (as a contract killer) works alone, apart from a computer nerd, Fukasawa Haruyoshi, Harry,whom he hires because of his hacking skills and who suspects and knows far more than Rain is aware of. Rain also starts a relationship (or better: a serious crush that feels like true love to him) with a "civilian" in his language, Kawamura Midori,a woman not at home in the world of organised and paid murder. This is one of the strong points, Rain has to hide what he is, as he always has to hide that, but simultaneosly he bares a lot of himself (NO pun intended) to Harry and Midori and wants and aches for someone to confide in. Won't tell you anything about how that turns out, but this book starts off a lot of developments, that will in the other books become important. It's in itself complete, it's gripping and well written. You don't have to be a cynic to love the Rain novels, his demons are depicted well and while un-japanese, he acknowledges them to derive from his catholic mother... that is funny in itself, in an unfunny way. The whole series is twisted, but in an intelligent way. You will read on, if you like this one!