So today I finished reading the book "Beauty and Sadness" by Yasunari Kawabata, a Japanese author. I must say that I was quite surprised at the way the book ended, which was waaay different from Yasunari's "The Sound of the Mountain". I am currently reading "Snow Country" and "Thousand Cranes" by the same author.
I enjoy Yasunari's way of writing and style, his stories have a way to come to life that is very unique, and it leaves you thinking way after you've put the book down. Romance books have always been some of my favorites, and Yasunari definitely does a fantastic job at adding different elements to romance.
I certainly recommend Yasunari's books to anyone wanting to read books on Japanese topics. As soon as I finish reading Yasunari's books, I will get started on Yukio Mishima's books. Both fantastic authors, both lived interesting lives, and both died by their own hands.