Piercing

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Penguin, Mar 27, 2007 - Fiction - 192 pages
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A pulsating psycho-thriller from Ryu Murakami, author of In the Miso Soup

A renaissance man for the postmodern age, Ryu Murakami—a musician, filmmaker (Tokyo Decadence), TV personality, and award-winning author—has gained a cult following in the West. His first novel, Almost Transparent Blue, won Japan’s most coveted literary prize and sold over a million copies, and his most recent psychosexual thriller, In the Miso Soup, gave readers a further taste of his incredibly agile imagination. In Piercing, Murakami, in his own unique style, explores themes of child abuse and what happens to the voiceless among us, weaving a disturbing, spare tale of two people who find each other and then are forced into hurting each other deeply because of the haunting specter of their own abuse as children.

 

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

When a book opens with a man standing over his own child's cot with an ice pick in his hand wondering if he's going to use it or not you know you're not in for a pleasant or cheery read. This is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - clfisha - LibraryThing

Having thoroughly enjoyed the eerie, soullessness of In the Miso Soup I jumped at the chance when I saw this on offer. I wish I hadn't bothered. Part of the problem is that it starts with such a ... Read full review

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Ryu Murakami, musician, filmmaker, TV talk show host, and novelist, is the author of Almost Transparent Blue, 69, and Coin Locker Babies, which the Washington Post praised as "a knockout . . . a great big pulsating parable."

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