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In The Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami
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Jun 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: wacky-fantasia, relaxing-reads, books-that-took-overnight-to-finish, cool-books
Recommended to Ernest by: book's cover
Recommended for: noir film fans
Read from June 05 to 12, 2010 — I own a copy

It is gripping, terrorising and uncompromisingly brutal. A lightweight page-turner about an intuitive japanese sex guide meeting an american badass whatchamacallit who kills in ways nobody could have imagined before. Gory and full of detail, I find In The Miso Soup is richly filled with disturbing, haunting images. What makes me liking this book so much lies in how clever it is written by analysing human's nature from a unique point of view and how simple it is told, making this book very lightweight (only 180 pages) yet it is splendidly noir and thrilling. Go on and read this book and learn the darker side of Tokyo city at night, behind those glaring neon lights.
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06/05/2010 page 33
18.33% "I always love Japanese lit"
12/29/2016 marked as: read

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