- 126 pages
- 限りなく透明に近いブルー [Kagirinaku Tōmei ni Chikai Burū]
- Ryū Murakami
- 27 July 2018 Ryū Murakami
Almost Transparent Blue Is A Brutal Tale Of Lost Youth In A Japanese Port Town Close To An American Military Base Murakami S Image Intensive Narrative Paints A Portrait Of A Group Of Friends Locked In A Destructive Cycle Of Sex, Drugs And Rock N Roll The Novel Is All But Plotless, But The Raw And Often Violent Prose Takes Us On A Rollercoaster Ride Through Reality And Hallucination, Highs And Lows, In Which The Characters And Their Experiences Come Vividly To Life Trapped In Passivity, They Gain Neither Passion Nor Pleasure From Their Adventures Yet Out Of The Alienation, Boredom And Underlying Rage And Grief Emerges A Strangely Quiet And Almost Equally Shocking Beauty Ryu Murakami S First Novel, Almost Transparent Blue Won The Coveted Akutagawa Literary Prize And Became An Instant Bestseller Representing A Sharp And Conscious Turning Away From The Introspective Trend Of Postwar Japanese Literature, It Polarized Critics And Public Alike And Soon Attracted International Attention As An Alternative View Of Modern Japan.
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 disaffected Japanese youth Critically acclaimed as a new style of literature, it won the newcomer s literature prize in 1976 despite some observers decrying it as decadent Later the same year, Blue won the Akutagawa Prize, going on to become a best seller In 1980, Murakami published the much longer novel Coin Locker Babies, again to critical acclaim.Takashi Miike s feature film Audition 1999 was based on one of his novels Murakami reportedly liked it so much he gave Miike his blessing to adapt Coin Locker Babies The screen play was worked on by director Jordan Galland However, Miike could not raise funding for the project An adaptation directed by Michele Civetta is currently in production.Murakami has played drums for a rock group called Coelacanth and hosted a TV talk show.