compare these two Janapese novelists
both of them are good at writing detective novels
both of them are welcomed by comtemporary readers
i like them both, for each of them has their individual interest
while 宮部 tends to depict younger children (usually are boys and girls) and social issues, 伊坂 shows his talent on complex narrative structure and deliberately confusing time consequence.
however in this novel
i read for the first time 宮部's attempt to play a game with the readers.
she constructs her story as RPG game
which means Role Play Game.
the combination of the plot and the narrative form
is so smart that I could not help but reading this novel
for several times.
Also located the story in very limited locus,
宮部shows us her ability to say what she means to say in
long dialogues instead of exciting actions.
i enjoy reading this novel very much
and it is possibily the most interesting one recently.