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Akiyuki Nozaka
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The Pornographers

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 312 pages
Published December 15th 1989 by Charles E. Tuttle Co; Publishing
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Tim
Jan 18, 2015 Tim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, fiction
I first got interested in this because it is the basis of one of my favorite films, directed by the great Imamura. This is an outrageous book - cynical, profane, sexual, pathetic, and almost always hilarious. Nozaka is an artist with a jaundiced view of things - he sees his characters as strange, clownish figures, floundering about and trying to accomplish their futile goals in an absurd world. Yet within the depressing, even tragic, situations, he finds humor and reasons to keep going, chasing ...more
Katrinka
Feb 17, 2011 Katrinka rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book; it was well-written, and I could see the humor behind it-- but in the end, and I hate to sound like a prude, it made light of all the wrong things, a pretty one-sided consideration of a hapless bunch.
Nicholaus Patnaude
Sep 03, 2008 Nicholaus Patnaude rated it it was amazing
A soulful, humorous work that doesn't hide any warts under cellophane.
Robort
Oct 03, 2008 Robort rated it it was amazing
funny book about japanese porn industry
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