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In the Miso Soup - Ralph McCarthy, Ryū Murakami
In the Miso Soup
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3.27 75
ISBN: 9780143035695
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
1.5 In the Miso Soup (book) by Ryu Murakami, translated by Ralph McCarthy
Kenji is a "nightlife guide" for English-speaking tourists in Japan. Basically, he takes guys on tours of what the Japanese sex industry has to offer. Although Kenji gets quite a few customers via his little ad in Tokyo Pink Guide (a magazine about the sex industry in Tokyo), the work isn't as good ...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
2.5 In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
Kenji is a young guy who makes his money by giving visitors of a certain umm, ilk, shall we say, tours of Tokyo’s sex industry. His latest client is a chubby American named Frank. Frank wants to see all the sights and have all the sex, all of which is nothing unusual, but Kenji quickly realizes ther...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
3.0 In the Miso Soup
Murakami sets the tone of the novel when Kenji casually reads in the morning paper about pieces of a middle class high school girl, known to dabble in prostitution, discovered in several garbage cans. He finishes breakfast. A barbaric crime has occurred and it merely sells papers and provides fodder...
DemonessTenebrae rated it
4.0 Brutal and fascinating
Awesome, intriguing novel which deals with issues about overwhelming influence of sex industry, of the hypocrisy and emptiness of modern day living and of the cultural and moral corruption of modern day Japan. The protagonist of the story is Kenji, a sex tour operator who guides people through sleaz...
JeffreyKeeten rated it
”I had just turned twenty, and though my English is far from perfect I was working as a ‘nightlife guide’ for foreign tourists. Basically I specialize in what you might call sex tours, so it’s not as if my English needs to flawless. Since AIDS, the sex industry hasn’t exactly welcomed foreigners wit...
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