Books, DNF, Japanese Literature

Why I DNFed Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami

Goodreads Synopsis: Almost Transparent Blue is a brutal tale of lost youth in a Japanese port town close to an American military base. Murakami's image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a group of friends locked in a destructive cycle of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. The novel is all but plotless, but the raw and often violent… Continue reading Why I DNFed Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami

3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge, Blog Challenge, Uncategorized

3 Day, 3 Quote: Haruki Murakami

Hey, and good evening! I forgot to post my quote for yesterday. I was busy with Yallwest and a party, that I forgot to schedule it. Whoops, my bad. I had a lot of fun posting these quotes, and I might try to do it monthly...possibly, I can't guarantee it yet just yet. And finally,… Continue reading 3 Day, 3 Quote: Haruki Murakami

Book Review, Books, Dark, Japanese Literature

No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

Author: Osamu Dazi Genre: Japanese Literature Links: Goodreads | Amazon Goodreads Synopsis: Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human, this leading postwar Japanese writer's second novel, tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas. In consequence, he… Continue reading No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

Books, Haruki Murakami, Japanese Literature, Reviews

Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgramage

I finished reading Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage today. I haven’t read a Murakami novel in the while; the last book I read was The Elephant Vanishes (collection of short stories). His newest novel intrigued me, I kept seeing this book being praised a lot and I thought it was going to… Continue reading Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgramage