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The Drops of God

Nov 3, 2011
The Drops of God
A wine book unlike any you’ve ever read

drops_of_godWe recently had the experience of being completely enraptured by a new wine book that was unlike anything we had ever read. The book has already taken Asia and France by storm, and now the much-anticipated English-language version has just become available in the U.S. Do yourself a huge favor and pick up a copy of The Drops of God.

Written by Tadashi Agi (a pseudonym for the brother-and-sister team, Shin and Yuko Kibayashi), The Drops of God (Vertical Publishing; 2011) is visually stunning and effortlessly entertaining. The author seamlessly blends Japanese adventure comic strips with essential wine information, weaving the two together throughout a story of competition, romance, death and passion.

To top it off, reading Drops is a trippy literary experience. Like all Japanese books, The Drops of God is meant to be read from right to left. The front cover is actually the back, so to read the book, you have to start at the top right hand corner of the back of the book and read the panels and bubbles from right to left. The book says it might make you dizzy, but swears that forcing your brain to do things backwards makes you smarter in the long run. Come to think of it, we did dominate in that game of Catch Phrase last night…

Don’t be surprised if you crush this book in one night. It’s pretty impossible to put down once you pick it up.

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