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Japan Conquers the Galaxy

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Japan, the weirdest country in the world, is about to get a lot weirder.

American businessman Alexander Peliman is trapped in Tokyo, a neon city where anti-gravity shoes are the hottest fashion accessory and pornographic sashimi is the newest delicacy.

Meanwhile, Kambei Hirotashi, the world's greatest and most powerful inventor, prepares to launch Japan into outer space and
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Paperback, 148 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Eraserhead Press
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Teresa
"If one were to say, is Kambei Hirotashi more powerful now than the day he was rendered permanently incompetent by the astounding lunacy and blindness of a despicable American toursit? I believe the answer would be: yes."

This book was so good in so many ways, I don't even really know where to start. I guess I'm going to start by singing the power of the girl, because I also recently finished Andy de Fonseca's The Cheat Code for God Mode and am listening to C.V. Hunt's Thanks For Ruining My Lif
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Bix Skahill
Sep 18, 2014 Bix Skahill rated it it was amazing
There is only one country weirder than Japan and that is the Japan of Ms. Alene's warped and beautiful imagination. Here, the citizens of Tokyo travel via anti-gravity shoes, dine upon pornographic sushi, and carry miniature kittens in their pockets as pets. Also everyone is amazingly thin thanks to a revolutionary drug that obliterates obesity.

When noted inventor and Supreme Ruler of Japan, Kambei Hirotashi, plans to secretly detach the island from the earth's surface, using gigantic prawns and
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Devi
Feb 10, 2014 Devi rated it it was ok
Shelves: bizarro
Despite a promising premise this book failed to deliver on just about every level. Ultimately, it was simply boring. The world building didn't go far enough. The character development didn't go far enough. The plot wasn't as exciting as promised and the editing was painful. I really wanted to like this book but I found it more and more difficult to hold my attention until the book fizzled out at the end.
Alan Clark
Jun 09, 2014 Alan Clark rated it really liked it
Japan as Wonderland

In JAPAN CONQUERS THE GALAXY, Kirsten Alene Pierce has projected a future for Japan that, although cartoonishly outrageous, is strangely plausible given the country’s history and the creative and scientific fascinations of its people. I was more than willing to suspend my disbelieve and take the ride with her wonderful characters and action-packed scenes of pure weirdness.
M.P. Johnson
Nov 13, 2013 M.P. Johnson rated it really liked it
Japan Is Soooo Weird

This is the true story of all the things that are happening in Japan right now, like giant Hello Kitty Assassins and eels with elephant legs. And of course, jet boots. If you don't have money for a trip to Japan, reading this book is the next best thing.
Edward Rathke
Feb 05, 2014 Edward Rathke rated it really liked it
This is one of the most pleasing books I've read in a long time. It's hilarious and peculiar and surprisingly complex. Definitely recommended.

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Kyle Muntz
Jan 31, 2014 Kyle Muntz rated it it was amazing
A brilliant, endlessly creative book, as funny as it is sad. It's one of the most subdued, affecting Bizarro novels I've read, and also one of the best. (My version was actually an early draft, but I'm sure it's only gotten better since.)
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