4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Just what I was looking for,
This review is from: Hardboiled/Hard Luck (Paperback)
In preparation for an upcoming trip to Japan I decided to try some of Yoshimoto's work. I wasn't disappointed. The style of hard boiled/hard luck is somewhat similar to Murikami's lucid but surreal prose in the Wind Up Bird Chronicle. The reader is offered a view of Japanese life that is everday in its simplicity, but spins magic out of the mundane.
My only complaint would be that it didn't last long enough!