"Six Four" is being hailed by critics for its complexity and insight into Japanese media, police and government culture and corruption. Readers have shot sales figures into the stratosphere. It's a unique novel for ambitious, patient and demanding readers.
"Play it Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible" is about mastering Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G minor for the piano, as well as the ever-present overtaxed schedule that keeps us from doing the things we love. It reminded me of my own journey with the piano.