The Great Passage is a slow paced, winding story of offbeat characters. Simple, enjoyable and interesting, The Great Passage explores the trials of creating a Japanese dictionary. The most interesting aspects of this book were learning about Japanese words and how they fluctuate over time, specifically how they are impacted by changes in social behavior and modern lingo.
If you're looking for a fast paced read with lots of action and drama, this book isn't for you. But, if you're interested in a deeper look into the human connection and the inspiration of words, then this story is definitely for you.
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