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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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runner rated it
3.0 Odd but in a certain style
Although described as horror this rather odd little book is more a gentle stroll through the demented mind of one overweight American Frank, and his somewhat shady confidante Kenji. Together they frequent the late-night Tokyo drinking dens, and similar dubious establishments in order to fuel Frank’s...
capriceum rated it
5.0 In the Miso Soup
Someone years ago (back when I was still in high school) told me I seem like the type of person who would like this author, and recommended this book to me. It looked interesting so I put it on my to-read list, then I took it off because it didn't look as interesting...then last year I added it agai...
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Carmilla Reads rated it
5.0 In my top 3 of nastiest books ever written
What's incredible about this book is the gentle build up of tension. It feels like someone playing an instrument off key, until on p.111 hell breaks loose. Audition (another book by the same author) did a similar thing to great effect. Once the violence kicks off it becomes one of the nastiest and m...
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...
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