Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Words of the Pitcher by Kei Swanson

Kei Swanson is a brand new author to me, but thanks to an online contest I was prompted to go to her site.

This book, Words of the Pitcher, struck my fancy because I don't think that I have ever seen an Asian man as the lead in a romance novel. I have seen American Indian, all manner of European, Mexican, Cuban, etc etc etc (did you get the King and I reference) but this was the first time in print that I recall an Asian, and in this case Japanese, male lead.

So I was intrigued. Not to mention I love baseball and especially baseball players.. they have the most fun petting arms.

In any case to get back on track. This is a good book. The bits that you are shown of Japanese culture are insightful. It is obvious that the author enjoys the nuances that are different from our life in the US.

I wasn't thrilled about the heroine. She seemed to be a bit of a pushover (as much as I like alpha males I can't stand weak heroines) but all in all she was a likeable character.

Review Chick Says:
Published by Red Slipper

2 comments:

Kei Swanson said...

Miranda,
I'm glad you found my books interesting. I wrote it because I, too, couldn't find a book with an Asian hero, muchless Japanese. They are usually martial artists or villians! I'm sorry you found Claire weak. I'll have to work on that with my future heroines!
Thanks again for the recommend.
Kei Swanson

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