The sequel to Tokyo Year Zero, and apparently the middle volume of a planned ‘Tokyo
Trilogy’, though given the continued absence of a final volume it’s probably
better if we don’t hold our collective breath on that score.
This was my first encounter with the
extensive works of Tanith Lee, and was a slightly contradictory experience.
There was a lot to like about the three slices of gothic horror in this slim
volume, but by many of the metrics I’d usually apply when deciding if a book’s ‘good’
or not it comes up short. Of course, this also begs the question as to how
reliable those metrics are.