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Audition | Ryu Murakami
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Since the death of his wife seven years ago, documentary maker Aoyama has not dated anyone else. Now even his teenage son, Shige, thinks that he should remarry and his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan: to hold fake film auditions from which, he can choose a new bride. Of the thousands who apply, it is a beautiful ballerina, Yamasaki Asami, who captivates Aoyama. Infatuated by her fragile nature and nervous smile, he ignores his increasing sense of unease, putting aside his doubts about his new love, until it may be too late... In Audition, Ryu Murakami delivers his most subtly disturbing novel yet, confirming him as Japan's master of the psycho-thriller.
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fleeting
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3 similar editions but one in hardcover, plus one by Kodansha (whose books I always try to collect!). It gets a bit on my obsessive compulsiveness, but a book is a book is a book, yes?

Do you have books of the same author or series with different editions, and does that annoy you? 🤔

batsy Oh, these covers 😍 6mo
Tonton When I can afford it and I love the book、I buy different covers for the same book🌟 6mo
fleeting @Tonton oh yeah I do that too! Different editions, hardcover, paperback... 😄 6mo
fleeting @batsy have to admit they kinda look cute, right? V ironic for thriller/crime books 😄 6mo
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Regi_C
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If you're a fan of horror you've probably seen Audition pop up as having some of the most horrifying scenes in horror. The book is no exception, but in true Murakami form it doesn't unleash the insanity until about midway or 3/4 of the way through. This edition was very well translated and is a great addition to any horror buff's shelf.

Laylafinn I couldn‘t do this movie...turned it off maybe 20 mins in! 12mo
Regi_C @Laylafinn it's a crazy movie! I'll admit, the way they audition the women makes me incredibly uncomfortable 12mo
Reggie The movie was the same. I kept thinking ‘snooozefest!!‘ And then the last quarter happens and it gets nuts. 12mo
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Regi_C @Reggie that's seriously all of his work! It's a kind of bizarre mastery of the mundane vs insanity 12mo
madamereadsalot1 I love this movie! I need to read it! 12mo
Regi_C @madamereadsalot1 it's a short read, so it's a great option to round out this spoopy season! 12mo
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m108i01
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i like it. , simple history what we carry inside all the time

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posierope
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Argh. Argh argh argh. Proper good and disturbing horror, this. The description is absolutely vile. I loved it.

The best horrors are the ones that make you feel cold.

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I found an English bookshop in Barcelona with a great selection of books. I was happy to see a horror section and a few Ryu Murakami books. I haven‘t been able to find any of his books in Georgia.

I still have some time left in my trip, and I promised myself I wouldn‘t buy any more books. Let‘s see if that holds up. 🤣

BarbaraBB Such a weird book this! 1y
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mydearwatson
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Mehso-so

*SPOILERS*
Beware: there‘s a needlessly descriptive sex scene and a dead dog (not in the same scene). Full review at https://mydearwatsonbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/audition/.

6/10 drinks (they drink a lot in this book!) 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🥂🥂🥂🥂

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mydearwatson
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I am so excited to (finally) start my #PassportLitsy adventure in #Japan...I‘ll probably end up here at least one more time, we‘ll see. It‘s probably the easiest country on my list to find a book about...I probably should‘ve started with #Transnitria.

I can‘t wait until this book picks up. It‘s barely started, and I‘m really excited about it.

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SoniaC
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This was quite the interesting read. It‘s a bit disturbing but that‘s the point I guess. The writing is solid and the story has a great twist. Sugar Bear gives it two paws down though 🙈🐶. She objects strongly to the ending.

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SoniaC
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Super curious about my February buddy Read with my real life friend Amanda. So tempted to dive into it early.

BekahB I‘ve seen the film. I have no words that can explain how I felt while watching it. 😂 2y
SoniaC @BekahB I‘ve been warned that it is really unique. It sounds fascinating. 2y
readordierachel I love this cover. Crazy film. Had no idea it was a book! 2y
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bookloo I loved the movie! Didn‘t know it was a book! ♥️ 2y
SoniaC @ReadOrDieRachel @bookloo had no idea it was a movie! I need to watch it but not until I read the book. 2y
Crash @SoniaC I've never seen this one by him, must check it out. 2y
Velvetsun The movie was crazy...i need to grab this book. 2y
SoniaC @Crash I‘m very eager to dive in. 2y
SoniaC @Velvetsun everyone keeps saying so! 2y
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CillainWonderland
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I enjoyed this book immensely! It's a very slow burn suspense that can be read in a day or two. Looking forward to checking out more work by Ryu Murakami in the future!

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“Nice person, bad person—that‘s not the level this girl is at. I can see you‘re crazy about her and probably won‘t be able to hear this, Ao-chan, but I think you‘d be better off staying away from someone like her. I can‘t read her exactly, but I can tell you she‘s either a saint or a monster. Maybe both extremes at once, but not somewhere in between.”

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"She knows what‘s most important to her and she knows how to get it, but she doesn‘t let on what it is. I‘m pretty sure it‘s not money, or success, or a normal happy life, or a strong man, or some weird religion, but that‘s about all I can tell you. She‘s like smoke: you think you‘re seeing her clearly enough, but when you reach for her there‘s nothing there."

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"Sometimes things happen that no one hopes for.[...]No one is to blame, but you‘re left with a wound you can‘t heal on your own and can‘t believe you‘ll ever learn to accept, so you struggle to escape the pain. Only time can heal wounds as deep as that—a lot of time—and all you can really do is place yourself in its hands and try to consider the passing of each day a victory."

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The death of someone close to you, he realized at that moment, was something you came to accept one concrete fact at a time.

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CillainWonderland
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A person without self-confidence is incapable of being independent, and people who are dependent on their partners always create unhappiness. Always.