In The Miso Soup - Ryu Murakami Reviews
Description:ISBN 9780747578888 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Ryu Murakami / Edition: New edition / Paperback / 192 Pages / Book is published 2006-02-20 by ... more
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by - written on 20/03/13, updated on 04/01/14 (Very useful, 86 readings)
... but you might need to keep a night-light on if you want to sleep again after reading this book. Ryu Murakami, famous for his more gruesome psycho-horror novels, has pulled no punches with this novel In The Miso Soup. Another in a long list of torturous thrillers, it compounds the seedy underworld of Tokyo with the agitated darkness of the human soul. Our protagonist, Kenji, is an average twenty-year-old guy: he has a girlfriend named Jun and he is pretty fluent in English. However, instead of going to university or the average 9-5, Kenji organises sex tours of Tokyo's red-light district specifically for foreigners. Kenji's knowledge of Kabuki-cho is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/05/11 (Very useful, 49 readings)
From the author of the infamously shocking Audition, and described as reading "like the script notes for American Psycho - The Holiday Abroad", Ryu Murakami's In The Miso Soup is not to be taken lightly. Like Murakami's most famous novel (and the equally gut-wrenching screen adaptation), its power to shock lies not so much in its admittedly stomach-churning scenes of horror, but the now-you-see-it turn of tone and pace that flips the story on its head in the space of a paragraph and changes everything. ITMS unfolds over three nights in the run-up to New Year's Eve, taking place amongst the seedy nightspots, crowded streets and curious sub-cultures of ... Read the complete review
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