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Secret Rendezvous by Kōbō Abe
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Feb 28, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in March, 2008

It warrants all of the "Kafka-esque" descriptions it gets. Unlike Kafka's characters, who never grasp the machinations of their world, the nameless main character of this book, at times, gets hip to the absurdity. As he does, however, he becomes deeper entrenched in the labyrinth sex research hospital, until his initial goals of finding his wife and returning home to normalcy become completely lost. The ending is still confusing me. It's lucidly rendered and absolutely disturbing.
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Alexander I'd read this. Do you own a copy?

Pete yeah, you can borrow it. I think you'd dig it.

btw, I also have a christmas present for you. You can get them both.

Alexander Awww.... you rascal.

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