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 readers running for the relative safety of Fifty Shades of Gray. Coin Locker Babies is one of those books like American Psycho and We Need to Talk About Kevin that alternately repulses and amaze. I found it to be a surreal mixture of horror, social commentary and dark comedy that never let up and kept me dubiously entertained until the very bizarre end.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
I started this book because in an interview with “Silent Hill 4 – The room” creators it was said that this book’d been the main inspirational work…
It has nothing to do with it. In not a single word of the entire book.
So: It was not what I espected to be.