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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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