: In the Miso Soup (): Ryu Murakami, Ralph McCarthy: Books. Murakami plays with space and culture, shedding light on the lack of personal space by drawing the reader into the claustrophobic world of the story’s narrator, . A review, and links to other information about and reviews of In the Miso Soup by Murakami Ryu.

Author: Dimi Meztigor
Country: Colombia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 10 May 2010
Pages: 316
PDF File Size: 3.7 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.63 Mb
ISBN: 923-3-29441-185-4
Downloads: 3495
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tojagor

You guys are nuts, period. I began reading In the Miso Soup the moment I received it in the post and extracted it from its envelope, and I just couldn’t stop. In favor of reading it: I remember little from “Almost Transparent Blue” beyond sex, drugs and cockroaches.

Quotes from In the Miso Soup.

At one point, Kenji even alludes to Stockholm syndrome in his relationship to Frank, and jiso as if Murakami is nodding to the reader murqkami acknowledgment that we are also sharing the terror and sympathy of that closed space. From their first meeting, Kenji finds Frank disturbing. I cannot speak to how well written the novel is because I don’t read Japanese, therefore I cannot give credit to Murakami as a writer.

What i mean to say is that the plot-wise it takes so many twists and turns that you are left feeling that it lacked in the end. I don’t see how a new-born infant being raped could possibly be a metaphor for anything, but more power to you and your “art”.

In the Miso Soup – Wikipedia

It should have been cleaner. T 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 There’s a beautiful melancholy surrounding it all, a dreaminess with a dystopian touch, and this book further confirmed and built on those feelings for Tokyo that reside within me.


You are commenting using your WordPress. That’s a good thing. Both are award-winning writers in their home country, with sizable bodies of work published in Japan that have been reaching foreign eyes more frequently in the last decade or so.

There are places where you felt as if the dirt and grease and dead skin of all the previous horny, lonely customers were rubbing off on you.

Er, this is still just light-hearted banter isn’t it? How do you do thd, Murakami, um, Kenji? Set predominantly in the seedy backstreets of night time Tokyo it centers on twenty year old Kenji who soupp as a sex tour guide for tourists showing them the best strip joints, peep shows and love hotels on offer, for a few nights he is hired by an Like a hot knife through butter this was a quick and easy read over a couple of nights that left me with a seriously uncomfortable and queasy feel, and what it lacked in length was certainly made up for by a foreboding atmosphere of neon noir dread.

It took me a while to pinpoint exactly what was so odd about it. While I always carry a book in my purse, this is the first time in a long time that I pulled it out for quick reads while walking through the skyway and waiting in line at Subway.

In the Miso Soup

The killer then slices off the ears of another victim, this one a male, and proceeds to stuff the ear into the woman’s vagina. There’s a scene in here that exists in a bubble.

I keep hoping it will come to the big screen some day. The Best Fyu of Please provide an email address. Whatever it is, In The Miso Soup is one of the most visceral and cerebral books you’ll ever read. View all 17 comments. Notify me of new posts via email.


In the Miso Soup – Murakami Ryu

Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: Kenji isn’t without a dark side of his own, which he is ashamed of whenever it comes to light. There is a full-on mass murder scene midway through this book that is written so easily and so visually that I gagged.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In the Miso Soup Publisher: In the Miso Soup is an ambitious novel, but unfortunately Murakami seems to believe that such grand ambitions require everything in the book especially the violence to be on a similarly grand scale; it is a terrible miscalculation. What begins as a moment of genuine madness brought on by loneliness and desperation becomes a fractured love affair that evolves into a job as Rei begins to tape Takatoshi’s stories of growing up in gangs, his apprenticeship to the Yakuza and the secrets of how to smuggle cocaine in the body cavities of frozen tuna.

Kenji is a tragically human narrator, a young man who should pull the plug on this adventure well before the halfway point, but who through a mixture of fear and a bizarre feeling of connection ploughs forward even as the reader internally screams at the page, urging him to run and hide. It does offer an interesting, bleak glimpse of contemporary Japanese society, but it’s unfortunate that Murakami uses the simply unbelievable Frank-figure and Kenji’s unlikely suspicions to make many of his points.

It must be like Smith or Patel over there. He was looming over murakamo, and looked as if his weight alone could crush me like a bug, should he decide against swallowing me whole.

Author: admin