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In The Miso Soup
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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It's just before New Year, and Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's nightlife. But Frank's behaviour is so odd that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: his client may in fact have murderous desires. Although Kenji is far from innocent himself, he unwillingly descends with Frank into an inferno of evil, from which only his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Jun, can possibly save him.
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Matilda
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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I apparently try to relax with Japanese crime thrillers.

BarbaraBB Me too. His books are always so gory though 😱 5mo
Matilda @BarbaraBB I JUST got to that part! 5mo
BarbaraBB Definitely not your regular Japanese thriller, which I find relaxing too! 5mo
Matilda @BarbaraBB it was definitely Japanese crime and horror mixed. 5mo
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RedbagReadbooks
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Mehso-so

Ryu Murakami introduces us to Frank and Kenji. Kenji acts as a tour guide to Americans coming to dabble in the Japanese sex trade. Frank procures Kenji‘s services and we are taken on a tour of the sex trade underbelly.........
#bookstagram #books #japaneseauthors #redbagreadbooks #iowabooks #bookwormproblems #bookworm

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allureofbeauty
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Pickpick

Just finished it. It kept me intrigued and I was definitely wrong on my guesses for what was going on. But what was going on just kind of felt like a let down. The ending kind of did in general for me. It felt like there was so much build up and then it kind of fell flat.
#inthemisosoup #ryumuraki #Japanesehorror #translated #theyearofhorrorbookclub #Japanese #murder #horrorbookclub #horror

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m.galehuxley
In the Miso Soup | ???, Ralph F. McCarthy
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Ryu Murakami‘s work always promises a dark, sometimes sickening, ride.

Velvetfur Oh gosh this is the only one of his I've read, and it's great! Totally disgusting, but great, hehe 😛 11mo
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Matilda
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This is how I read now

DivineDiana Perfect! 📚🦄 📚 12mo
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swatreads
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Mehso-so

This is my first Ryu Murakami and it's one of the creepiest books I've read. And I mean creepy at all levels! There are things you'd never imagine. And I like creepy & weird stories. But although the first 2 parts were interesting I thought it fell flat later. I was expecting something major to happen but the book ended and I'm like "That's it??" And not just the end, the entire 3rd part was boring. More like a good book gone wrong. Average read.

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Matilda
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My yearly book gift to myself 🔪📚

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RealLifeReading
In the Miso Soup | ???, Ralph F. McCarthy
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Panpan

The funny thing with this book is that while at first I thought huh this is violent and weird (an American hires Kenji to guide him around the Tokyo sex clubs. Kenji thinks he‘s a serial killer) but actually that was the ok part. It‘s after the violence dies down and Frank starts philosophizing about what he did, well, it was rather boring & I skimmed a lot of it. Strange ending that I wasn‘t expecting.

RealLifeReading This works for #booked2018 - #japanesethriller although it wasn‘t much of a thriller in the end! @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1y
LeahBergen I read this several years ago and thought it was a “pan”, too! 1y
LibrarianJen So it has nothing to do with miso soup? 🙃 1y
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Cinfhen Too bad 😝😖if you want good #JapaneseThriller I‘m happy to send u my copy of 1y
RealLifeReading @LeahBergen have you read his other books? I‘m hesitant to try now 1y
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RealLifeReading
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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Not miso soup but kimchi ramen with crab sticks, broccoli and more kimchi

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RealLifeReading
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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Starting a new #ripxiii read in the car - Ryu Murakami‘s In the Miso Soup which includes sleaze and serial killers... hmmm what have I gotten myself into?

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Babs_book_obsession
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Pickpick

Ummm yeah, creepy and gross for sure but there is more to it. It is short but you have interesting musings on culture and whatever the heck is going on with the main character Kenji. Something to disturb you well after you finish it. My husband thought it wasn't wrapped up enough for him, didn't answer enough of his questions, so if that drives you nuts it may not be for you.

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Clwojick
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Such a random midnight snack, but all I was craving was miso soup, so miso soup was made. And let me tell you guys, it is so delicious. ♥️

BellaJourney Looks delicious! 1y
BookInMyHands Miso soup is one of my favorites ❤️ 1y
thereadingowlvina Miso soup is always a good choice! 👍😊 1y
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Sungirl79 Yum!!! 1y
VeganCleopatra From scratch? If so, what's your go to recipe? 1y
Clwojick @VeganCleopatra it‘s actually a miso broth I found at walmart. Then I added in tons of tofu and nori. ♥️ 1y
VeganCleopatra Ah okay, thanks for letting me know. 1y
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lianea777
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A crazy, dark book on a wet and rainy night! BarkThins makes everything better :)

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Welcome to Litsy. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 👌🏻💛 I read this book a few years ago and found it brilliant! If you enjoyed it I‘d recommend Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino x 2y
lianea777 @Wanderingwithwords I love Natsuo Kirino! Grotesque was awesome, but I thought Out was even better. Thank you for the welcome wishes 😊 2y
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. 2y
RaimeyGallant Great title. And welcome! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Ah! That‘s wonderful! I‘ve never met anyone else who has read her before! Out was amazing too! My favourite though is Real World. X 2y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁🎉📚 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 2y
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matthieumcintosh
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Pickpick

Ryu Murakami blends the hyperviolence of Bret Easton Ellis, perversity of Henry Miller, and psychological acuity of Natsuo Kirino into a brutally cold novel. There's an American serial killer, the underbelly of Tokyo, and dissections of both Japan's and America's cultural traditions. A desensitizing read for sure. Murakami's depictions of violence never feel cheap or wreak of shock value, making the narrative tight and at the forefront!

Faibka I think I‘ll stick with the other Murakami for now, lol. 2y
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thegreentealibrarian
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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This was disgusting, traumatizing, but also amazing. If you are a fan of gory, psychological thrillers definitely try this one.

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prowlix
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Malevolence is born of negative feelings like loneliness and sadness and anger. It comes from an emptiness inside you that feels as if it's been carved out with a knife, an emptiness you're left with when something very important has been taken away from you. I can't say I sensed a particularly cruel or sadistic tendency in Frank, or even that he fit my image of a murderer. But what I did sense was an emptiness like a black hole inside him... ☠️🖤

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thegreentealibrarian
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October 1st! This will be my first scary book of October. It is set in Japan and it is a murder mystery about a serial killer! 💀
#littensdressedinblood #screamathon

MidnightBookGirl Oooooh! I do love Japanese horror! 2y
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parasolofdoom
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And more #bookmail! Sorry mail carrier that everything came today.

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bookwrm526
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Wow, that was a wild ride. It is pretty gruesome, so I don't recommend it if you are squeamish at all, but it probes some pretty interesting questions about loneliness, normality and culture. And, it was WEIRD!

Joybishoptx You had me at gruesome 3y
RanaElizabeth No joke. This Murakami is way weirder than that other weird Murakami. I picked this up randomly and was blown away by the strange. 3y
bookwrm526 @RanaElizabeth wow, that one sounds even more weird than this one! 3y
Jinjer Wild ride? Gruesome? Weird? I'm in! 3y
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bookwrm526
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Someone is a little bit annoyed that I won't put the book down and hold him. He's not always terribly friendly, so I have to soak it up when I can!!

TheLibrarian Kitty snuggles ❤️ 3y
Jinjer Sweeeet! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️😻 3y
DebinHawaii Yes, when you have a not usually snuggly kitty, you have to take those opportunities. 🐱❤️ 3y
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bookwrm526
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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The only book I own that isn't in English is this book of Mexican short stories, in both English and Spanish. I bought it when I was in Mexico for an archaeological dig and trying to improve me Spanish. So, I'm bolstering with two that I'm currently reading that weren't ORIGINALLY in English 😄 #seasonsreadings2016

LectricSheep The Three Body Problem! It's on my list! How're you liking it? 3y
bookwrm526 @LectricSheep I'm about halfway in and it's good so far! Some of the physics is a bit mind-bendy, but it isn't too technical 3y
cathysaid And now I'm craving Miso soup.🍵 3y
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Marchpane
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Not pictured: many more ebooks than I should admit to. Some of these #latestbookishbuys will be read for my #192019challenge.

#photoadaynov16

vivastory Is this your first Ryu Murakami? @Marchpane 3y
Marchpane @vivastory it will be, yes! Have you read this author? 3y
vivastory @Marchpane I read "Piercing." Incredibly disturbing. I have "In the Mitso Soup" but haven't read it yet. 3y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Perfect! 3y
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Melli
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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Weird but good it all comes together in the end and makes sense.