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Audition - Ryū Murakami
Audition
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Since the death of his wife seven years ago, documentary maker Aoyama has not dated anyone else. Now even his teenage son, Shige, thinks that he should remarry and his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan: to hold fake film auditions from which, he can choose a new bride. Of the thousands... show more
Since the death of his wife seven years ago, documentary maker Aoyama has not dated anyone else. Now even his teenage son, Shige, thinks that he should remarry and his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan: to hold fake film auditions from which, he can choose a new bride. Of the thousands who apply, it is a beautiful ballerina, Yamasaki Asami, who captivates Aoyama. Infatuated by her fragile nature and nervous smile, he ignores his increasing sense of unease, putting aside his doubts about his new love, until it may be too late…

In Audition, Ryu Murakami delivers his most subtly disturbing novel yet, confirming him as Japan’s master of the psycho-thriller.
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ISBN: 9781408800720 (1408800721)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
1.0 Audition by Ryū Murakami; Translated by Ralph McCarthy
I am not having good luck with Japanese literature this year. Let me back track. At the beginning of this year, I said that I was going to read more of Japanese literature. I love Japan, Its culture, language, history, and literature have fascinated me since I was five-years-old. But even though ...
EvilJester666
EvilJester666 rated it
5.0 One of my favourite books
I had seen the film before I read the book.Both are as good as each other, although I think maybe some people might be disappointed if they watch the film first then read the book and vice versa. However for me, since I have a very vivid imagination, I could picture the film in my head while I was r...
Book Talk
Book Talk rated it
Disturbing, twisted story.
nouveau
nouveau rated it
5.0 Audition
this is a brilliant brilliant work so far beyond the understanding of ordinary americans that i am happy it has the 3.41 rating it currently does.what a hidden work of genius.rip it to pieces, hoi polloi!
davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
This book lacks all the suspense found in the movie.
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