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by Ryū Murakami | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Danielle23 of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on 5/6/2013
Average 4 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by soffitta1): available


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Danielle23 from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, May 06, 2013

4 out of 10

In the years when rock festivals and rebellion were at their height in the West, in Tokyo, too, a defiant underclass of alienated youths was emerging onto the streets. Among those who refused to submit to the oppression of modern-day Japan were Ryu, Lilly and a weird collection of friends and hangers-on, who spent their days drifting in a haze of drugs, drink, sex and violence, spiralling towards self-destruction... 


Journal Entry 2 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, May 06, 2013

4 out of 10

A quick read that I'm pleased is over to be honest. A tale of drugs and orgies and just not my thing to be honest. Not one of the characters seemed to have any 'pop' and I just didn't care about any of them in the end.  


Journal Entry 3 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Thanks so much for your donation Danielle23!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the library bookshelf


Journal Entry 4 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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This book is being shipped around 1001 Library members as a short bookray. Shipping order and participants;

saskiasosmile - UK/EU
Boekentrol - Netherlands/Intl
lamelemon - Romania/Intl
dicentragirl - US/US

Sorry for the delay with this everyone but I was a little distracted by wedding plans and a hen night. Back to the books this weekend though. 


Journal Entry 5 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, June 01, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/1/2013 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Travelling to North Yorkshire to begin this bookray. Thank you all for joining and I hope you enjoy the book xx 


Journal Entry 6 by saskiasosmile at Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 07, 2013

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Thanks! this 1001book arrived safely.
A bit out of my usual range, I will read quick and send on to next reader.
Will use this book for entry in the First BC Olympics, for 'boxing' (taking part in a book ring)
Thankyou Danielle23 for posting this after the 1st of June! 


Journal Entry 7 by saskiasosmile at Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 21, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/21/2013 UTC) at Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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It took me a bit longer to read this than I expected. But now it is ready to go to the next person on the list for this book ring: boekentrol!

Will be entered for the Unofficial BC Olympics. (Boxing) 


Journal Entry 8 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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This book arrived safely with me today.
Thanks for making it available, Danielle23 and for sending it out, saskiasosmile. I'll get back to you once I've read it.  


Journal Entry 9 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, July 21, 2013

4 out of 10

Oh dear, am I glad I'm finished! Really absolutely not my kind of book. Too much drugs, too many orgies, there hardly seems to be room for anything else. No sympathetic character who could make reading a bit bearable...

Thanks anyway for sharing.

PMed the next in line, lamelemon for their address. As soon as I get it, the book eill travel on. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, July 29, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/29/2013 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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This book is now on its way to the next reader :-) I'm very curious to find out what you think of this one, lamelemon.

Safe travels, little book! 


Journal Entry 11 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Monday, August 05, 2013

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Thank you all for sharing this book! Looks weird, but that's what I said about other books I ended up enjoying, too.

It was waiting for me last night when I returned from an almost week-long holiday back home and at the countryside. Not having to go pick it up from the post office doubles the enthusiasm :) Looks slim enough to have it traveling again at the end of the week. 


Journal Entry 12 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Thursday, August 08, 2013

7 out of 10

I don't think I've ever read another book like this one. While it may be disturbing and very graphic, I kept reading, intrigued by how it might wrap up. It certainly sheds a new light on the idyllic image I had of Japan youth, but then again the hippie age must have been pretty similar there as well. What I particularly liked were the music references (The Doors, Pink Floyd) and what annoyed me were a few racial and sexual stereotypes. I'm left thinking of how much of this book is a true story.

Thank you all for sharing, I'm waiting for dicentragirl's address to send the book her way. 


Journal Entry 13 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Released 1 yr ago (10/27/2015 UTC) at București, Wallachia Romania

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dicentragirl has been off the radar for the past two years, so I never got to send her this book. It is now travelling to blackwidow1971 via the Euro 1001 VBB. 


Journal Entry 14 by blackwidow1971 at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Safely received - thank you. Intrigued as no-one else seemed to like it much! 


Journal Entry 15 by blackwidow1971 at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3 out of 10

I didn't like this at all. Endless scenes of drug abuse interspersed with scenes of violence and sexual violence and descriptions of lots of things (from girls to rotting pineapple) smelling horrible. Obviously a succes de scandale when it was written, it's very much of its time, with scenes of young people lying around doing drugs and listening to the Doors.

I prefer Banana Yoshimoto. 


Journal Entry 16 by blackwidow1971 at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 18, 2016

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Released 10 mos ago (11/18/2016 UTC) at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

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On its way to Soffita1. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingsoffitta1wing at Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 21, 2016

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I have heard about the author, curious to see how I find it in comparison to the reviews below.

Thanks for sending me this! 


Journal Entry 18 by wingsoffitta1wing at Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Well, my curiosity is satisfied While this is a short book, it is not a pleasant read and I would say that it is especially less pleasant for a woman to read.
It reminded me of a French author who is also on the 1001-list, where it seems shock value trumps writing. 


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