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Almost Transparent Blue

Book - 1977
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It is a brutal tale of lost youth in a Japnese port town close to an American military base. Murakami's image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a group of friends locked in a destructive cycle of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Representing a sharp and conscious turning away from the introspective trend of postwar Japnese literature, this book polarized critics and public alike and soon attracted international attention as an alternative view of modern Japan.
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International : Distributed by Kodansha International/USA through Harper & Row, 1977
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780870113055
0870113054
Characteristics: 126 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Kagirinaku tomei ni chikai buru

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DevilStateDan Aug 04, 2015

A spiralling story of excess as the main character (Ryu) loses sight of who he is & his place in the world, delving ever deeper into extreme drug use, sex & violence. I found this story quite sad but like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
I read this book to take care of #ReadABookPublishedTheYearYouWereBorn for my #2015ReadingChallenge

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