Song of Friendship
“Onoe’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.” – Aimee Ann, Read Headed Book Lover
“Its autobiographical novel approach injects drama into the adventure, which incorporates cross-cultural observations in a manner few travelogues, memoirs, or novels can match.” -D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Step into a profound three-part journey of personal transformation, spiritual awakening, and a new life across the Pacific.
Authentically written with a beautiful mix of gripping prose, astute personal reflections, and profound spiritual and philosophical musings, Song of Friendship is a compelling literary fiction adventure that offers readers a fresh and memorable tale of one man’s exodus in search of a better life. Feeling suffocated and disillusioned by the cold culture of his Japanese homeland, author and soul-searcher Shogo Onoe embarks on the journey of a lifetime – leaving everything behind to discover a warm and vibrant culture across the Pacific in Mexico.
Populated by the many larger-than-life characters whom he befriended on his remarkable journey, this series follows Shogo’s life-changing path of personal transformation. He provides thoughtful and poignant reflections on the stark contrasts between Mexican and Japanese culture, along with the many ways that his newfound friends uprooted his old worldview and helped him unearth a rewarding new meaning of life.
As a must-read for fans of travel biographies, spiritual seekers, and anybody who feels like they’re missing out on life, Song of Friendship is an uplifting read that encourages you to broaden your horizons and explore the amazing people and cultures beyond your doorstep. This series challenges you to find your inner courage, stay true to your deepest beliefs, and create a life that you can be proud of.
Are you ready to discover Shogo’s story? Then order your copies today.
Book Reviews of Song of Frindship
Dance to Dreams Book Review
Dance to Dreams is an inspirational, informative, and outstanding autobiographical book that will be perfect for those who are looking to be inspired and pursue their dreams. Shogo Onoe, the author of the wonderful Dance to Dreams, is an author whose work I adore as I have previously read (and reviewed!), his previous two books titled: Liberation & Mexican Rhaposy, both of which inspired and charmed me from the get-go. So you can imagine my delight when I found out Shogo released another book in his series! That is why I already recommend this book, I have loved the author’s two previous books and the third is equally brilliant and has a real ability to help and inspire you and so Dance to Dreams is not to be missed!
Dance to Dreams is another wonderful and poignant book in the Song of Friendship series by Shogo Onoe that will once again reunite readers with Shogo and his story as he shares more experiences that shaped his life. Dance to Dreams is book three in this wonderful series and in the first two books Shogo introduced us to himself and how he come to leave Japan for Mexico. In Dance to Dreams, he continues to share his story in an autobiographical, novelized way that is laced with many inspiring themes.
Dance to Dreams is the perfect book for anybody that is looking to break free from the confines of their life and societal pressures and instead embrace the life of happiness and freedom you so desire. Shogo himself accomplished this along with his Japanese friend who we also get to meet in Dance to Dreams. It makes for a beautiful and mesmerizing tale that emphasizes chasing your dreams, living fearlessly, and living the fulfilling life you wish.
Dance to Dreams is an excellent book not only for the author’s candor but also for the incredible topics and wisdom laced throughout. In my opinion, Dance to Dreams is a profound book that will challenge readers to make them think about their own life and spark a change. This is incredibly important and Shogo Onoe accomplishes this with ease in his book as from beginning to end, he captivates his readers and keeps them hooked with his wonderful advice and tale but also sensational literature that is full of passion!
Throughout Dance to Dreams, Shogo Onoe does a fantastic job of organizing his thoughts into a book that is concise and reads wonderfully so that it is never too much or too confusing. Instead, Onoe will perfectly guide you throughout his journey which in turn will help you throughout yours! And that is something I really loved about Dance to Dreams!
Overall Dance to Dreams is an insightful, informative, inspiring book about a man who pursued and achieved his dreams and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored in this book, then the remarkable Dance to Dreams is for you! Dance to Dreams gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you won’t regret it!
– Aimee Ann, Read Headed Book Lover
Mexican Rhapsody Book Review
Mexican Rhapsody is another incredible book by author Shogo Onoe who once again shares his story in a novelized way that takes you on a journey from Japan to Mexico. In Onoe’s first book, Liberation, he shares his personal journey and how his life was transformed. In Mexican Rhapsody, he expands on his story even more and you’re able to relate to him even more and learn from his many experiences. The result is a unique book that combines an autobiographical novel, with memoir and travelogue themes that are all perfectly woven into one excellent book that shouldn’t be missed.
I love reading books of a travel/discovering yourself nature and so Mexican Rhapsody is the perfect read for me and for readers who also enjoy books of this kind. Mexican Rhapsody is definitely one of my favorite books in this genre thanks to the honesty and amazing depiction of Shogo Onoe’s journey across the world. Not only is it inspiring, but transformative and makes you think differently about your own life, and gives you the push you may need to pursue your dreams and break away from a life you aren’t happy with. That is why I am so enchanted by Mexican Rhapsody and Onoe’s excellent literature which was a pleasure to read.
Mexican Rhapsody will introduce the reader to Shogo Onoe, our author and the focus of the story throughout Mexican Rhapsody. Onoe will take readers on an incredible journey from his life in Japan to his new life in Mexico where he lives his life to the fullest. The reader will follow Onoe on his journey as you’ll discover how his friends in Mexico helped him to live the life he has always wanted, one that is free and full of life in which he does not feel restricted by society. Onoe shares how he accomplished all of this and more and it makes for a beautiful and memorable tale that you won’t be able to forget.
Not only is Mexican Rhapsody an incredible book thanks to the author’s honesty and how he openly shares his life with us, but his wonderful descriptive literature. It takes you to Mexico and immerses you in the rich culture which fills you with happiness and desire. It makes you feel as if you are right there alongside Shogo Onoe, experiencing the journey he is on and it makes for an inspiring tale packed full of wisdom. Literature is an art form and stories such as Onoe’s are meant to be shared and read by readers because they have a real ability to change and enrich your life, and that is most certainly the case with Mexican Rhapsody!
While reading Mexican Rhapsody, I found myself turning the pages at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing. Despite this book being of an autobiographical nature, it reads like a novel and so you will feel captivated from beginning to end. I was engrossed in the story and wanted to absorb every moment and detail and this is all thanks to Shogo Onoe’s incredible literature.
As Mexican Rhapsody is a remarkable, memorable, and compelling piece of literature I am going to award this book five stars! If you are a reader who adores travel-related/inspiring tales about finding yourself, then do read this book as the story between its pages will entertain you for many days and nights.
– Aimee Ann, Read Headed Book Lover
Liberation Book Review
Liberation is a poignant, moving, unique, and inspirational memoir laced with spiritual and self-help themes that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while entertaining them at the same time! Liberation is written by author Shogo Onoe and Onoe throughout Liberation will take his readers on a journey through his life. The journey the reader will encounter is incredible as well as eye-opening and his story will make you feel a host of different emotions from start to finish! That is why I already recommend this lovely book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Memoirs, combined with poignant themes of discovering yourself are my favorite type of books to read. I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from Shogo Onoe’s story in Liberation.
Liberation is an incredible book in which Shogo Onoe will openly share his life with us readers. In Liberation, Shogo Onoe will share his search for the meaning of life which took him from his homeland of Japan, all the way to Mexico where he embarks on a spiritual journey that helps him to better understand himself and the world around him. It is in Mexico that the rich and inviting culture begins to transform his life and he shares in his book all that he learned along the way and shares his honest thoughts and feelings with us readers so that we can better understand too. It makes for a profound and moving tale that will leave a lasting impact on you and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Liberation!
The profoundness in Liberation is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Shogo Onoe effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in his readers as well as compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Liberation at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Onoe’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how he was able to do this.
Shogo Onoe is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because he is honest and brave to write his story, and the second is because he is an exceptionally talented author. Onoe’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop. The life lessons learned from Onoe in Liberation will help readers better navigate through their own life, and that is so beautiful to me because it is rare to come across a memoir that will not only entertain but also help readers.
Overall Liberation is an insightful, informative, and inspiring book and that is why I of course have to award this book five stars!
– Aimee Ann, Read Headed Book Lover