|Plot Summary of Distant Thunder|
|"Somewhere in Japan's back country, Mitsuo Wada, a young farmer, is suffering. His father has separated from his mother and left the house to be with a barmaid. Greedy land developers want to buy out his remaining land, a hothouse where he grows tomatoes for sale. A housewife from a nearby new apartment complex seduces him, only to be revealed that she was married...
One fine day, he does an arranged marriage meeting and meets Ayako, who becomes his life's love. With her help, he will enjoy the fruits of his work more and stand tall against the city-minded townspeople who want him to abandon farming and become a "regular guy."
Wahei Tatematsu, the author, is known in Japan for his social activism and defense of the environment, and this book is a very good way of explaining how modern ways can have harmful consequences not only on the natural, but also on the human, environment. Objective (Mitsuo's determination and grit) and very sexy (in the Mitsuo-Ayako scenes). I recommend it."
Sergio Mendoza, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Distant Thunder|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- seduction (yum!)
Life of a profession:
Inside culture (main char)
Kind of living:
- farm poverty
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- lot of descript of crop raising
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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