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Almost Transparent Blue Paperback – 1 Apr 2003

4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770029047
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770029041
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.3 x 13.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 798,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Highly recommended for readers of the bizarre, readers who thought they were really "making the scene" as street freaks back in the late 60s, or those who still think of Japan as the land of cherry blossoms and bald-headed monks." "A Japanese mix of A Clockwork Orange and L'Etranger." -Newsweek "Bugs and mucus, cheesecake and semen, rain and runways-all lovingly described." - Washington Post "Highly recommended for readers of the bizarre." -Antioch Review "A violent book-sharply begun and slammed quickly to a finish." -Bestsellers "A Japanese mix of A Clockwork Orange and L'Etranger." -Newsweek "Bugs and mucus, cheesecake and semen, rain and runways-all lovingly described." - Washington Post "Highly recommended for readers of the bizarre." -Antioch Review "A violent book-sharply begun and slammed quickly to a finish." -Bestsellers "A Japanese mix of A Clockwork Orange and L'Etranger." -Newsweek "Bugs and mucus, cheesecake and semen, rain and runways-all lovingly described." - Washington Post "Highly recommended for readers of the bizarre." -Antioch Review "A violent book-sharply begun and slammed quickly to a finish." -Bestsellers "A Japanese mix of A Clockwork Orange and L'Etranger." -Newsweek "Bugs and mucus, cheesecake and semen, rain and runways-all lovingly described." - Washington Post "Highly recommended for readers of the bizarre." -Antioch Review "A violent book-sharply begun and slammed quickly to a finish." -Bestsellers

Synopsis

This controversial novel touched the raw nerves of the Japanese and became a million seller within six months of publication. It is a semi-autobiographical tale of the author's youth spent amidst the glorious squalor of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in 1970s Japan.

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