As Eiji Miyake's 20th birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling journey where dreams, memories and reality collide as Eiji is caught up in a feverish succession of encounters by turn bizarre, hilarious, and shockingly dangerous. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain just beyond his grasp.
©2001 David Mitchell (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
"Like The Beatles Number 9"
I have been a fan and chose the book on the basis of past delights, God, it was dreary ! It is clever in the Author's mind, no doubt, but so flat and unlistenable to in the Hearer's listening. It drags its weary way through surreal fantasies that do nothing to draw the listener/reader in. I had to delete and stat another book when I realised I was finding excuses not to listen to it and hating the story when I did.
"An interesting and different listen"
David Mitchell is one of those really versatile writers who do different styles for every book they write . This book cleverly combines more than 1 style within itself. Initially this is slightly confusing, I think particularly in audio, but once you've got going with it, it becomes much clearer and easier to follow. As with all his books, it's very well-written and is also well narrated. If you're looking for something a bit different, then this is definitely a good one to go for.
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