In the Miso Soup

In the Miso Soup

Buy Paperback Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan Sometimes you read a book and it feels so uncannily like it was waiting for you, it’s like you’ve read it before and loved it for years, like you’re returning to an old favourite. I began...
Audition

Audition

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan No forgiveness for lies This book is gruesome, haunting, disturbing and all of the rest of those adjectives you can throw at a perfectly executed horror story. There is nothing out of place in the novel....
Piercing

Piercing

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan This is a stunningly good book that mixes visceral and disturbing psychological landscapes with an extremely intelligent, almost farcical story structure. I have never read anything quite like it. The two...
Coin Locker Babies

Coin Locker Babies

Buy Paperback Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan I already knew that Ryu Murakami likes to delve into areas that most readers would find uncomfortable, but Coin Locker Babies leaps head first into a socio-psychological pool of toxics that will probably send most...
Ryū Murakami

Ryū Murakami

Ryū Murakami (村上 龍) is a Japanese novelist and filmmaker. He is not related to Haruki Murakami or Takashi Murakami. Murakami’s first work, the short novel Almost Transparent Blue, written while he was still a student, deals with promiscuity and drug use among...