EPS Review #18 - Stopover Tokyo

by John P Marquand 1959

Marquand won the 1938 Pulitzer for "The Late George Apley", so I thought his "Mr Moto" thrillers might be good. This is the second I've read, and they were both slow-moving and simple: thrillers from a quieter age. There isn't much local color either, though a couple of references to the exotic dish of "suchi" were amusing. I'd also forgotten that the Imperial Hotel was formerly by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Anyway, no more Mr Moto for me. I see this was even made into a movie.

Andy wrote: We just stayed at the Imperial during our trip to Tokyo. You probably know this, but the original one burnt down and they replaced it with the current monolith (apparently designed to capture some Wright like qualities).