In The Miso Soup

by Ryu Murakami | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 014303569x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Karenlea of Glendale, California USA on 6/22/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
It's been a few days and I still don't know what to think of this book. Ryu Murakami's writing style and theming was very similar to Chuck Palahniuk or Bret Easton Ellis, although not as good. I forgive this to an extent, because some of the style was probably lost in the translation and also might be better understood from a cultural standpoint.

I thought parts of this book were brilliant, but just as soon as I was enjoying it, it would go in a different direction that I didn't like.

I don't think that I have ever read a book that honestly creeped me out like this one. The scene at the pub with the table numbers/girls completely disturbed me. I kept thinking that the book would make an excellent movie, especially that scene.

This book is not at all for the easily offended. I can't remember the last time that I read a book that was so crude with regard to sex and violence. It's overwhelmingly graphic throughout the entire story...

I am still trying to decide if I enjoyed this book or if I thought that it was well written.

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