It has been quite some time since I last posted.
Thanks to everyone who has read my small book of Japanese stories. I've gotten some good comments although only one rating. I hope more people will be able to find the book. I would enjoy hearing everyone's comments.
If you would like, please become my friend on Facebook and let me know you are a reader. I'm listed under my name, Richard Nigh, and I'm the one from Saipan and have a peace sign with Japanese words written across it as my avatar.
The thing I like about the book is that it takes stories, some of which are really incomprehensible to non-Japanese, and makes them understandable. It really was hard to stay away from religion, gods, miracles and the like, but I think I did as well as can be expected. I was able to keep violence down to a minimum, and I think it is really one of the best books for introducing Japanese stories available. If you haven't decided to read it, it is still very inexpensive.
Thanks for your interest. I will try to write more about the choosing of the stories and the difficulty in finding suitable stories in later posts -- when I am not so busy as I've been lately. Any questions? Just ask.