Books by Ryu Murakami

PIERCING by Ryu Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Eventually runs out of steam."
Two strangers scarred by childhood abuse seek release and relief in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse: the latest postcard from the edge by noir-ish Japanese novelist and filmmaker Murakami (In the Miso Soup, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
IN THE MISO SOUP by Ryu Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A blistering portrait of contemporary Japan, its nihilism and decadence wrapped up within one of the most savage thrillers since The Silence of the Lambs. Shocking but gripping."
Hipster Murakami (Coin Locker Babies, 1995, etc.) follows a sex tour guide through the sleazy demimonde of Tokyo's worst streets during three nights on the town with a serial killer. Read full book review >
COIN LOCKER BABIES by Ryu Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Snyder's agile translation preserves much of the shock, beauty, and pathos in this apocalyptic minisaga of troubled times."
A scholar of drugs, speed, violence, gore, and Tokyo's teenage underground, writer/filmmaker Murakami (69, 1993, etc.) weighs in with a new novel that ably encapsulates the fin de siäcle cultural detonation of Japanese youth. Read full book review >
69 by Ryu Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"It never gets the pulse pounding, but it's diverting—with a refreshingly intelligent and unstereotypical heroine."
Reminiscent of A.S. Byatt's Possession, though less lofty, Michaels's latest (Vanish With the Rose, etc.) sets a feminist literary scholar chasing after the origins of an 18th-century manuscript on a Virginia estate—and finding unexpected romance along the way. Read full book review >