December 02, 2011

Japanese Customer: Book Review - Almost Transparent Blue - Ryu Murakami - Japanese Literature

Title: Almost Transparent Blue
Author: Ryu Murakami
English translation of a Japanese work, Translated by Nancy Andrews
Published:1977 First Edition
Publisher: Kodansha International, Tokyo, Japan
Pages: 126
ISBN: 4-7700-2904-7

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November 7th, 2007

Copyright, 2007 ,, All Rights reserved

19 year olds, Tokyo, 1970's, drugs, Hendrix, velvet, foreigners, sexual exploration, desire, lust, being ignored, escapism, fantasy, obsession, insects, weather, vague, incomplete, amazement, flashbacks, pineapples, relationships, indirect, observations, loneliness, fear, strange experiences, pain, and reflection. The book has this and more. It is easy to see why this is a favourite of Japanese college students. Murakami's descriptions, characters and observations provide insight into a less known side of life. Almost transparent blue, a creative, imaginative description through the eyes of the main character, Ryu.

Rating: 4/5

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