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Popular Hits of the Showa Era: A Novel (1994)

Tekijä: Ryū Murakami

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In his most irreverent novel yet, Ryu Murakami creates a rivalry of epic proportions between six aimless youths and six tough-as-nails women who battle for control of a Tokyo neighborhood. At the outset, the young men seem louche but harmless, their activities limited to drinking, snacking, peering at a naked neighbor through a window, and performing karaoke. The six "aunties" are fiercely independent career women. When one of the boys executes a lethal ambush of one of the women, chaos ensues. The women band together to find the killer and exact revenge. In turn, the boys buckle down, study physics, and plot to take out their nemeses in a single blast. Who knew that a deadly "gang war" could be such fun? Murakami builds the conflict into a hilarious, spot-on satire of modern culture and the tensions between the sexes and generations.… (lisätietoja)
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 27) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
A brilliantly macabre novel about revenge and how surprisingly easy it is to buy a rocket launcher in Japan. Well, maybe not that easy, but still. Naturally, it's very gruesome and gory with lots of detail, but I don't think anyone who reads Ryu Murakami can't stomach that kind of thing. ( )
  sarahlh | Mar 6, 2021 |
Quasiment impossible à noter... d'énormes défauts et reste pourtant très lisible. ( )
  Nikoz | Nov 3, 2019 |
What an utterly bizarre book! I'll have to read some more of Ryu Murakami's books, I think, and track down the film of this one. ( )
  thsutton | May 18, 2018 |
I can't imagine what it must be like to always be in the shadow of your namesake. Haruki Murakami, famous novelist, has indeed somewhat eclipsed the literary career of Ryu Murakami, although this is in no means a statement of quality. Apart from the fact that they are both Japanese people named Murakami, they actually have little in common.

As usual, Ryu Murakami writes a novel that is based around sensational events and Tarantino-esque characters that balance on the edge of good reason. You really just have to go along with it. The interesting thing is that these events shake up the lives of the characters in such a way that it allows for Murakami to really explore how the human mind responds to things that are 'out of place'. In many ways, the violence is a way to liberate oneself from the restrictions of society. Of course this is merely symbolic; Murakami is hardly an advocate of violence, I might imagine. But still - it's an interesting idea that works out well in this novel.

The story revolves around a confrontation between two groups of people - an emotionally detached group of young men and a group of lonely, scared wives in their thirties. Their obvious differences are used to address issues more central to Japanese society, such as the dangers of neglect and detachment. I felt it difficult to put down this novel - it's extremely high-paced and often disturbingly funny.

I would recommend Ryu Murakami's work to those people who aren't easily shocked by opinions that are deviant or even dangerous. What makes it al the more disturbing, is that this book is essentially a love tale, but one which treats love that is ungiven. Too often the absence of (motherly) love has been eclipsed by romantic boy meets girl stories. And I, for one, am glad there's always books like this that manage to show you the 'other side'. ( )
  WorldInColour | Oct 12, 2013 |
Meh. I can't really point to anything wrong with this book. I just never felt compelled by it-- not hard to put down, easy to ignore for a few days at a time. The author almost went somewhere really interesting with the changes in social interactions that developed with each group as a result of their violent acts. But then he left that thread relatively unpulled. The ending was very unsatisfying. 2.5 stars ( )
1 ääni technodiabla | Jun 28, 2013 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 27) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
The author’s note tells us that Mr. Murakami has written “some 40” novels over the last 35 years. Only seven have been published in the States, erratically, by several different publishers, and what popularity he has here can largely be attributed to the cult success of Takashi Miike’s film “Audition,” adapted from his novel. “Popular Hits of the Showa Era” is not Mr. Murakami at his best — the farce isn’t always convincing, the characters too relentlessly cartoonish — but it’s a reminder that he’s one of the few subversive writers we have.
 
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These young men, in other words, represented a variety of types, but one thing they had in common was that they'd all given up on committing positively to anything in life.
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In his most irreverent novel yet, Ryu Murakami creates a rivalry of epic proportions between six aimless youths and six tough-as-nails women who battle for control of a Tokyo neighborhood. At the outset, the young men seem louche but harmless, their activities limited to drinking, snacking, peering at a naked neighbor through a window, and performing karaoke. The six "aunties" are fiercely independent career women. When one of the boys executes a lethal ambush of one of the women, chaos ensues. The women band together to find the killer and exact revenge. In turn, the boys buckle down, study physics, and plot to take out their nemeses in a single blast. Who knew that a deadly "gang war" could be such fun? Murakami builds the conflict into a hilarious, spot-on satire of modern culture and the tensions between the sexes and generations.

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