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In the Miso Soup - Ralph McCarthy, Ryū Murakami
In the Miso Soup
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From postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of Tokyo’s sex industry. In the Miso Soup tells of Frank, an overweight American tourist who has hired Kenji... show more
From postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of Tokyo’s sex industry. In the Miso Soup tells of Frank, an overweight American tourist who has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo’s sleazy nightlife. But Frank’s behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion—that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It is not until later, however, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143035695 (014303569X)
ASIN: 014303569X
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Barks At The Moon
Barks At The Moon 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...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well 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 being discovered in several garbage cans. He finishes breakfast. A barbaric crime has occurred and merely sells papers and provides fodde...
EvieBones
EvieBones 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
JeffreyKeeten rated it
4.0 IN THE MISO SOUP BY RYU MURAKAMI
”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...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
5.0
I write novels in my spare time- well, I've written one that's finished, and a pretty decent draft of a second one- you won't get any annoying updates from me though, there's plenty of that abound, and I'll be really careful to find the right audience and not bother anyone else...[1] Okay, it's been...
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