Book Review: Who is Mr Satoshi?

If you're looking for a good read during these quiet autumnal evenings, 'Who is Mr Satoshi?' could be the perfect book for you. 

Central to the story is Foss, a talented photographer who has withdrawn from society; his creative juices in a state of limbo since the tragic loss of his wife.  Who is Mr Satoshi, draws Foss from the comforts of his broken down reclusive life in England, and thrusts him on a plane to Japan to help solve a mystery left by his own mothers death.  In fact, it's on the very day she dies, that his mother leaves a package for one Mr Satoshi, advising that it must be delivered to him, somehow.  A slight problem though, no-one has Mr Satoshi's address.  You sense the wheels of change slowly turning for Foss from that day as you join him on a rollercoaster ride from London to Tokyo to Hokkaido, with a number of colourful local characters in tow.

Without revealing too much, I will say that within Foss' story there is a gem of a bittersweet love from a bygone era which will touch your heart.  Yes, a few tears were shed. I know, I know - I'm such a girl really.  I read this entire book on a sunday evening and couldn't sleep until I finished it.  I had to know, did he find Mr Satoshi?  Book reviews are subjective but what I do when I finish a book is ask myself this question. Would I read it again? -Yes, absolutely.

Who is Mr Satoshi is the debut novel by Mr Jonathan Lee, available in hardcover copy, or kindle version via  You can read more about Mr Satoshi's author at his website here.  I'm looking forward to his next book already.

A/N:  I have been indulging my bookstack lately and plan to bring more reviews across a number of genres in the near future.  Happy reading and writing this weekend lovelies!  I shall be curling up on my favourite sofa with my latest read, and my beloved netbook.  How about you?


  1. I can't wait for your reviews i shall have to add this book to my TBR pile.
    You have sold me on this book.

  2. Interesting! Have a good weekend, lovely!

  3. On the tbr list! Have a great weekend Talei!

  4. Joanna, I'm going to try and do some regular reviews, wish me luck! Probably around the genre's I like. I hope you enjoy the book too. :)

    Christina, I thought so. ;)) You have a lovely writerly weekend too dear lady.

    Carolyn - great to hear. You have a wonderful weekend too!! ;))

  5. That sounds like a great read Talei. Perhaps next year you can join the blog Halloween party at my site. I plan to do it every year, the weekend before Halloween.
    Thank you for leaving a comment.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  6. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. I'm adding this to my long list of books! :)
    Talei, thank you so much for your concern. These past couple of weeks have been very stressful. I'm fine now. Thank you!
    You have my love.


  7. Okay so my list has gone to thirty five now! But thanks for sharing, this was a great review!

  8. That is such a nice review. I cry reading my books too--you're not alone!

  9. Talei, thank you for a lovely review. Love how your writing voice flows. You had me from Word One. Who is Mr. Satoshi? falls into a genre I really enjoy (and I've always wanted to visit Hokkaido)so I wrote all down and will follow thru quickly. My TBR pile looks more like what I should read than what I want to read. Thank you, thank you! Have a great weekend!

  10. Nancy - I will definitely join your Halloween Party next year!! I love costume parties!! Thank you for stopping by too. ;)

    Tywo - young lady, I am glad to hear it. ;) Keep smiling my dear!

    Renae - haha! Lovely. ;) Good for you and I've found another two books in upstairs stack - see they grow of their own accord!!

    Lydia -so glad to hear that! Tears and laughter are a good sign for me whilst reading. It's the stories which furrow my brow that concern me. Luckily that rarely happens. LOL.

    Kittie, very pleased you enjoyed it and thank you so much for your lovely comment. I think you will definitely enjoy this gem! Hokkaido is a favourite place of mine - amazing snow in winter, wonderful for skiing and eating giant snow crabs! Have a fabulous weekend dear lady! x

  11. Thank you for this review! It sounds interesting, tears and all. :) I think you are right - the test is whether or not we'd read a book again.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  12. Your reviews make me want to drop everything and read. It's Saturday already and the weekend is upon us. And happy weekend reading to you, Dear Talei.

  13. Great review Talei. I also dropped by to thank you for your comments re my synopsis on Joanna's site. I really have to finish editing one of these days..:)

  14. Sounds like a terrific book - thanks for the tip :) Enjoy the reading time!


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