Hokkaido Popsicle by Isaac AdamsonHokkaido Popsicle by Isaac Adamson

Hokkaido Popsicle

byIsaac Adamson

Paperback | April 16, 2002

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After an altercation with the director of Wildman for Geisha! -- a movie based on ace reporter Billy Chaka's life -- Chaka finds himself in Hokkaido on mandatory vacation. Trouble starts when the elderly porter of the Hotel Kitty stumbles into Billy's room and dies. That same night, the lead singer of Japan's most popular rock band turns up dead in a sleazy love hotel in Tokyo.

Billy Chaka goes to Tokyo to cover the story for Youth in Asia magazine and soon finds out there's more to the rocker's apparent drug overdose than meets the eye. A Beatles-obsessed record executive, a mute DJ, two giant kickboxing twins with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music, a Swedish stripper working at the Purloined Kitten Club -- each play a part in the hard-boiled hilarity that ensues as Billy Chaka discovers that the rock star and the elderly hotel porter just might share a very strange link.

“[HOKKAIDO POPSICLE] is rock solid, the punny dialogues sounds like a noir version of screwball comedy, and the atmosphere is pure fun.Billy meets a lot of weird people (including a Tokyo kid hooked on Willa Cather), smart-mouths himself into a lot of trouble, and somehow manages to emerge victorious.An entertaining blend of mystery an...
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Title:Hokkaido PopsicleFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 16, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380812924

ISBN - 13:9780380812929

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“Two parts noir to one part MTV, this twisty,wildly entertaining mystery is spiked with pop culture and wicked wit”