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Mailbox Monday (7) April 2, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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Coin Locker Babies

by Ryu Murakami

Abandoned at birth in adjacent train station lockers, two troubled boys spend their youth in an orphanage and with foster parents on a semi-deserted island before finally setting off for the city to find and destroy the women who first rejected them. Both are drawn to an area of freaks and hustlers called Toxitown. One becomes a bisexual rock singer, star of this exotic demimonde, while the other, a pole vaulter, seeks his revenge in the company of his girlfriend, Anemone, a model who has converted her condominium into a tropical swamp for her pet crocodile.

This book promises to be a wild ride. I really enjoyed my first Ryu Murakami book, In The Miso Soup. I should enjoy this one too.

The two books look much different from each other. One was a thriller while this one? I’m not sure what this one is. Maybe it has a vein of violence in it as well, but it sounds much more surrealistic then the first book I read.

I’m looking forward to it.



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