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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Aug 30, 10

Read from August 17 to 30, 2010

This collection of short stories from Yasutaka Tsutsui will undoubtedly draw many comparisons with Haruki Murakami for its grasp on the absurdity of basic human emotions. Satirically tackling a range of contemporary issues such as sex, intrusive media, war, and the everyday work insecurities of the Japanese salary man. Tsutsui plunges his characters into surreal fantasy worlds that are at once hilarious, horrific and outright bizarre to bring us his tales of vanity, fear and infidelity amongst other things.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as is evident by my inability to whittle my favorites down to anything less than 6 from the 13 stories included, and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of weirdness, off beat humor and satirical social commentary as a must read.
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