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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche - Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum, Philip Gabriel
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
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A many-layered account of the Tokyo subway gas attack in 1995, in which 12 people died, as told to the novelist Haruki Murakami by surviving victims and members and ex-members of the doomsday cult responsible. Out of the 3800 victims, Murakami tracked down only 60 willing to be interviewed.
A many-layered account of the Tokyo subway gas attack in 1995, in which 12 people died, as told to the novelist Haruki Murakami by surviving victims and members and ex-members of the doomsday cult responsible. Out of the 3800 victims, Murakami tracked down only 60 willing to be interviewed.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099461098 (0099461099)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
4.0 Gas Attack
I will confess that I had not thought of the 1995 Tokyo subway gas attacks since the news stories were current. A religious cult called Aum was behind the attack, which involved releasing Sarin in various subway cars. This non-fiction book comprises two parts. The first part--which was once publi...
otakumom
otakumom rated it
The first part is a collection of interviews bringing to life what happened in the Sarin Gas Attacks in Tokyo. You get a sense of the confusion as well as the moral dilemma faced by ordinary citizens and how emergency services were woefully unprepared for such an event. The last half was written lat...
The Nrrdling (Aryn)
The Nrrdling (Aryn) rated it
4.0
On March 20, 1995 a Japanese religious cult, called Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas onto five subway trains during the morning rush hour. Cult members entered trains near the front with two or three newspaper-wrapped packets of sarin, piercing the packets with sharpened umbrellas the members were ...
AC
AC rated it
This is actually two books. Part I (1-223), titled "Underground" (Andaguraundo) was published in 1997; Part II ("The Place that was Promised") was written and published separately the following year.Part I consists of interviews with the victims (see updates; this section is too long and is tedious...
Parrish Lantern's Casebook
Parrish Lantern's Casebook rated it
5.0 Underground - The Tokyo Gas Attack & the Japanese Psyche
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