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Piercing - Ryū Murakami
Piercing
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Kawashima Masayuki is a successful graphic designer living in Tokyo with his loving wife, Yoko, and their healthy baby girl. Outwardly, their lives are a picture of happiness and contentment. Every night, however, unable to sleep, Kawashima creeps from his bed and watches over the baby's crib... show more
Kawashima Masayuki is a successful graphic designer living in Tokyo with his loving wife, Yoko, and their healthy baby girl. Outwardly, their lives are a picture of happiness and contentment.
Every night, however, unable to sleep, Kawashima creeps from his bed and watches over the baby's crib while his wife sleeps. But this is no ordinary domestic scene, for on each of those nights, as he stands gazing at his newborn child, Kawashima has an ice-pick in his hand, and an almost visceral desire to use it. One particular night, as this drama unfolds once more, Kawashima makes a decision to confront his demons, and sets into motion an uncontrollable chain of events seeming to lead inexorably to murder ...
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780747582205 (0747582203)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 Piercing
exciting and well-written, a peak into mental disturbance and body-cutting. not for bourgeois motherf---ers like you
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
This is a stunningly good book that mixes visceral and disturbing psychological landscapes with an extremely intelligent, almost farcical story structure. I have never read anything quite like it.The two main characters (and there really are only two characters in this rather short book) are both ac...
simmo
simmo rated it
3.0 Piercing
Kawashima has a nice life now, but decides that he needs to kill someone to prevent himself from hurting his family. After much planning he sets in motion to kill a S&M prostitute. Chiaki has other ideas! Both characters are broken by their past demons, both are very likeable and completely misunder...
The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it
4.0
I REALLY liked the start and middle of this book and had the ending been better, I would have given it 5 stars. Now I'm hovering somewhere around 4.25. I liked how the characters were BOTH deeply flawed, but I expected the ending to be a bit more of what I've come to expect from Murakami, which is t...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
3.0
I can't figure out if Piercing is horror or dark comedy, probably both. The novel concerns a man who fights a compulsion to stab his infant child with an icepick. (Did I lose you already?). He fights that compulsion with a logic that is perfectly sane for a man who is insane, Go stab someone else. B...
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