Found this at the library booksale this past Thursday. I'm not familiar with Black's work or the work he does under his real name, John Banville. I love the cover image and the title. The premise appeals to me: a man helping his daughter search for her missing friend. It seems, at first glance anyway, to be a crime novel that's not just about the crime.
Those are my favorite kind and I'm looking forward to starting it next week.
Cobra Kai is coming to Netflix! The first two seasons will be arriving later this year, then joined shortly by the unaired third season. This sequel to the original Karate Kid movies is one of my favorite streaming shows period. Despite scoring some big view numbers for YouTube, I don't think it ever really found the audience it deserves. Now that YouTube is out of the original scripted content business and this will be on Netflix, hopefully it find even wider acclaim because it's just that good.
Giri/Haji ("duty"/"shame") is simply spectacular. It's wonderfully shot, extremely well acted, amazingly well written, full of representation, and moves between characters and cultures with an ease you seldom see. The pacing is great--things happen and when things don't happen it still manages to be fulfilling! There's great action when there needs to be. And drama--meaningful drama--aplenty. And lots of feels. Easily one of the best things I've seen on Netflix and not just because it's the yakuza series I always wanted but feared they'd screw it up if they tried to do it.