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No Country For Old Men goes sex tourist Japan,
This review is from: In The Miso Soup (Paperback)
This dark thriller is my favorite Ryu Murakami book so far. It's about a real terror who walks into another person's unguarded life and creates an inescapable sense of real danger. Would you run? Hide? Or simple try to wait for the situation to pass? There is much more nerve jangling suspension than real sex and violence. But when violence does happen in this story it's far and away more graphic than anything I could imagine myself. The US character Frank is a schizophrenic mix of the assassin character from No Country for Old Men and a blue chip company sex tourist.
Without giving anything away, the ending won't please traditionalists. But personally, I hate those McNovel formats anyway. I feel the translator Ralph McCarthy deserves a mention for his excellent work on this book.
Here's another Japan psychological thriller book which gets really good in the second half: