69 is a roman a clef about coming of age during a time that left its mark on baby boomers around the world--a time when we really believed we could change the world before it changed us. By turns hilarious, cynical, frivolous, and poignant, the book is infused from start to finish with Ryu's relentless energy and optimism; it simply refuses to get tedious, preachy, or "literary" for a single moment.
The book is composed of the following: "Arthur Rimbaud," "Iron Butterfly," "Lady Jane," "Daniel Cohn-Bendit," "Claudia Cardinale," "Power to the Imagination," "Just Like a Woman," "Alain Delon," "Lyndon Johnson," "Cheap Thrills," "Amore Romantico," "Wes Montgomery," "Led Zeppelin," "April Come She Will," "Velvet Underground," and "It's a Beautiful Day."...Continua
not a fan of Ryu Murakami myself, not even started reading any of his books, i simply couldn't resist not buying this one after briefly glanced at the synopsis.
Shit book which tries TOO hard to be a Japanese version of 'Catcher in the Rye'. 'Audition' was a MUCH better story Murakami came up with.
While you kind of feel sorry for Holden, you can't help but get irritated with the 'protagonist' here....Continua