October 7, 2013
Hashimoto Blues by Sarah Dupeyron
From the title of this book, I wasn’t very sure what to expect from it. Sometimes you can, and sometimes you can’t. After reading the synopsis I had a better idea and was interested in it.
Then when I started reading it…. Well, I just couldn’t stop.
It is one of those books that you go into not knowing what to expect and are so pleasantly surprised once you begin reading it.
The writing has a great flow to it, and the chapters are short. It makes the book go a lot faster, and is more exciting to read that way.
Hashimoto Blues is about three main characters – Ellie, Max, and Frank. They are in the business of drug smuggling between Canada and the United States as well as other illegal activities.
There are many great supporting characters. My favorite was Max’s sister.
Anyways, the book details their many adventures in the business. But one day, one of their plans goes very wrong when they try to steal from a man named Hashimoto. When he is crossed, you are most likely not making it out alive.
The book opens with Max and Ellie in trouble with Hashimoto, and then it flashes back to how they ended up in that situation. The ending shows the conclusion of their story.
The story had wonderful character arcs. I feel like they were really well developed and Sarah Dupeyron did a wonderful job of giving the story a great flow. None of it seemed forced.
It is fun. It is exciting. I loved it, and it was really hard to put it down.
5/5 stars.Click to purchase!