In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

In the Miso Soup

Ryu Murakami with Ralph McCarthy (Translator)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced

217 pages | first published 1997

Description

From postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of Tokyo's sex industry. In the Miso Soup tells of Frank, ...
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Moods

dark 96%
tense 74%
mysterious 51%
reflective 19%
challenging 17%
adventurous 9%
sad 9%
emotional 7%
funny 3%
informative 2%

Pace

fast 60%
medium 35%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 43% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 74% | It's complicated: 19% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 41% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.49