Category Archives: Books

On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part V – Bangkok

Recently author Barry Eisler wrote on his website that his previous publishing contracts were amicably terminated thereby giving him the rights back. That meant no more “ridiculous compromises” to use his words and so the Rain play-on-words titles, which had nothing to do with the stories, … Continue reading

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Italy Filming Locations: Angels & Demons (2009)

It’s fair to say I’ve been to quite a few filming locations over the last five years and as rewarding as they have all been it aint half nice to recognise places you’ve been to when watching an unseen movie. … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: Life Of Pi (2012)

When I first heard last year that this Yann Martel booker prize winning novel was being made into a film I was taken aback. Only one question came to mind “How on earth can this be done?!” Having read and … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part IV – New York

He may be an anti-hero somewhat but John Rain is one that is very appealing to readers of Barry Eisler’s espionage fiction. Tokyo may be the place which has been at the heart of the series but New York city … Continue reading

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TF Interview…..With Author Tim Andrewartha

When he’s not eating pickled plums, grooming his sideburns or teaching the future perfect continuous Tim Andrewartha is a Tokyo-based writer who had his first novel ‘Vitality‘ published earlier this year. TF caught up with the man we call Tim Andrewauthor … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part III – Tokyo

It’s back due to popular demand from none other than Barry Eisler; the author of the John Rain series of books. Thanks to Twitter, I had a very short but enjoyable conversation with my favourite author earlier this month after … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

I hadn’t even heard of this film until I went back to England at Christmas and saw the posters on billboards all over London in anticipation of its Boxing Day release. I then saw the trilogy of books by Stieg … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: About A Boy (2002)

I’m no bookworm but there is one author’s work who I always read and that is Nick Hornby’s and so its always interesting to see the film adaptations of his books such as Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About A … Continue reading

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Review: Books Set In Japan – ‘The Man With The Red Tattoo’ (2002)

A slight tweak on the Tokyo Fox ‘Review: Films Set In Japan…’ series for this one-off special book review. I’ve never read any 007 novels and I only came across this a couple of years back when I was surfing the … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: ダーリンは外国人My Darling Is A Foreigner (2010)

This is a Japanese film which came out on DVD last month and my girlfriend pounced on the chance to rent out a copy. I was quite nervous about watching it as its about a foreign guy going out with … Continue reading

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