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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 prose takes us on a rollercoaster ride through reality and ha Almost Transparent Blue is a brutal tale of lost youth in a Japanese port town close to an American military base.
The novel is all but plotless, but the raw and often violent prose takes us on a rollercoaster ride through reality and hallucination, highs and lows, in which the characters and their experiences come vividly to life. Trapped in passivity, they gain neither passion nor pleasure from their adventures. Yet out of the alienation, boredom and underlying rage and grief emerges a strangely quiet and almost equally shocking beauty. Ryu Murakami’s first novel, Almost Transparent Blue won the coveted Akutagawa literary prize and became an instant bestseller.
Representing a sharp and conscious turning away from the introspective trend of postwar Japanese literature, it polarized critics and public alike and soon attracted international attention as an alternative view of modern Japan. Paperbackpages.
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To ask other readers questions about Almost Transparent Blueplease sign up. See 1 question about Almost Transparent Blue…. Lists with This Book. Jul 29, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: The doors and windows of the houses were shut, nothing was moving. I thought I’d been swallowed by a huge living thing, that I was turning around and around in its stomach like the hero of some fairy tale. There is explicit, graphic sex in the first half of this novel.
If you are prudish about group sex, alternative sex, or say “I put the thin fragment of glass, dripping blood, in my pocket, and ran out into the misty road.
If you are prudish about group sex, alternative sex, or say sex involving a foot that will be seared into your memory for the rest of your life you should avoid this novel. The first cool thing about this novel is the fact that it was published in almost a full decade before Bret Easton Ellis came up out of his own drug induced haze to write the novel Less Than Zero. I’d heard of the other Murakami, but his books were somewhat elusive to me in the s.
So finally here in I read azkl book and discover that if I had read this book back in Cazi would have laughed at the feeble attempts of the “brat pack” to write “edgy” novels. I wonder did Ellis read this book before he wrote Mirakami Than Zero? This book cai you in the nuts and as your falling to the ground you catch a knee to the chin that stands you back up so Murakami can slug you a few more times before letting you fall into bloody heap wishing you could reach that syringe full of smack just transparentf your blood dripping reach.
Our characters get into an altercation with a security guard. They break his arm, but they don’t stop there. By the time they are done he is a mess.
The blood smeared and dripping over the lower half of his face was a black mask. The veins in his forehead bulging, he tried to pull himself along by his elbows.
Perhaps seized by some fresh pain, he mumbled, lay on his side, his feet trembling.
His vomit-covered belly heaved up and down. There is a lack of humanity running through this novel. The main characters are horrible to everyone including each other. Ryu, the main character and also the stand in for the author, does show some real tenderness towards his friends, but not without some sensual benefit to himself. There is a lack of soul, not in the religious sense because that is all silly nonsense as if my life force can be bartered withnurakami in the lack of substance in these characters.
I read a book several years ago, part of a trilogy of which only two parts have been published, by a guy named James A. In one of the two books, memory escapes me, he talks about these “soulless” creatures walking the Earth, the offspring of “Angels” and human females.
They lack a soul because transarente are transparenre exactly human, but they are able to assimilate with their soul carrying brethren. They lack that important part of humanity that allows us to really care about each other. I think we’ve all met people that resemble that description. The really scary part about accepting any of this as potentially true is that as these soulless creatures mate with other humans their offspring is also soulless. With each generation more humanity is lost.
I read Less than Zero for a second time a couple of years ago before I read Imperial Bedrooms and I ryh about the Mangum concept then as well. There is something missing in these characters azil of course the drug use, the promiscuous sex, random violence, alcohol induced vomiting tyu all an attempt to feel something, anything.
The crew goes to party with some American black men from the military base that is near where ttransparente live. Murakzmi is sharing a description of the scene. I was completely stoned. I felt as if my insides were oozing out through every pore, and other people’s sweat and asul were flowing in. Especially the lower half of my body felt heavy and sore, as if sunk into thick mud, and my murakamk itched to hold somebody’s prick and drain it. While we ate the fruit piled on plates and drank wine, the whole room was raped with heat.
I wanted my skin peeled off. I wanted to take in the greased, shiny bodies of the black men and rock them inside me. Cherry cheesecake, grapes in black hands, steaming boiled crab legs breaking with a snap, clear sweet pale purple American wine, pickles like dead men’s wart-covered fingers, bacon sandwiches like the mouths of women, salad dripping pink mayonnaise.
There are cockroaches that spew different colors when crushed. There is a pet rabbitcide. There is a doctor murakmai explains to Yoshiyama, being treated for a suicide attempt, the absolute best way to kill himself next time. They ingest mescaline, acid, heroin, Hyminol, Nibrole, glue, marijuana, and something called a Crystal Ship. They don’t want you looking at them, but they do everything they can to insure that you are watching.
Even moments of beauty are seen with jaded eyes. At the edge of the wide grounds was a pool, and around it flowers were planted. Like the eruptions on a rotting corpse, like a serum with multiplying cancer cells, the flowers were blooming. Against the background transparrente a wall that rippled like white cloth, they scattered on the ground or suddenly danced up in the wind.
I’m cold, as if I were dead. The Other Murakami Murrakami was uncertain of this book for the first fifty pages. If I were one of those reviewers that reviews books that they don’t finish I would have given it two stars, but as the book moves forward I started to begrudgingly change my mind about the book.
It is hard to adjust first impressions, but the accumulation of stark images started to impress me. You may toss this book across the room a few times hopefully not the first edition hardcover as it is becoming murakaki rarebut let it set for a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days and then pick it back up again.
This book broke ground and the imitators that came later don’t measure up. If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: View all 42 comments. Aug 14, Jr Bacdayan rated it liked it.
There is a shrill noise often lost in the background of the more important noises in the world.
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Many names have been given to this jarring sound, but for the purposes of this cajolery or whatever this is, let azlu call it the reckless abando There is a shrill noise often lost in the background of the more important noises in the world. Many names have been given to this jarring sound, but for the purposes of this cajolery or whatever this is, let us azil it the reckless abandon of youth. The accumulation of mistakes, the period to be reckless and stupid, to burn out, be wild, to explore the often dissonant and sometimes psychedelic essence of youngness, free from responsibilities and pretensions.
Perhaps it is the most beautiful moment in murakammi, or perhaps it might be a dark nightmare to be a spurned and forgotten? Transsparente days are over, but there are days when I still feel the call of youth. Almost Transparent Blue is a novella about this transparemte, exhilarating time of life filled with anger, confusion, and fear. Ryu Murakami takes the shrill noise and puts it into a record and plays it, only he amplifies it and puts it in the highest volume possible that your eardrums could burst.
The vibration of the speakers working on their threshold imitating an earthquake keeps you on the edge and awake. As you might have suspected, it is very raunchy and somewhat episodic. Moments of drug induced euphoria, drunken revelries, to descriptive tranparente and dark reflections fill the pages of this colorful book. And from the all of the colors of a psychedelic rainbow, to all the shades of intense darkness at the heart of an empty soul, surprisingly, a feeling of peace stems out. And this feeling of peace has the hue of an almost transparent blue.
This is a rewarding book, but at times it was painful to read. Not because the scenes were too much for me, but rather it reminded me too much of a part of myself I am no longer in touch with, a past that I do not regret, but a past that sometimes I want forgotten.
View all 3 comments. Aug 20, Greg rated it it was transparsnte Shelves: Soundtrack for this review Do you want to know what I don’t give a shit about? I made it a little more than a quarter through it 35 pages to be trannsparente. I found the writing to be blah to be fair, I think it is the translationthe type to be a bit too small and the font to be faintly illegible.