October 19, 2001
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All She Was Worth

Inspector Honma, recovering from a bad leg, investigates rumors surrounding the disappearance of the fiancee of his unloved second cousin. Though this novel won prizes in Japan, the book is burdened with a great deal of dull exposition. Contrast Gaiman's American Gods, which goes to such lengths to avoid exposition that even its fans aren't quite sure who all the Gods are . In Books...