Advanced Japanese Book Club // Next: アンダーグラウンド

OK as there is no immediate rush, I’ll propose something myself:

アンダーグラウンド

Author: 村上春樹

Summary

Japanese

1995年3月20日の朝、東京の地下でほんとうに何が起こったのか。同年1月の阪神大震災につづいて日本中を震撼させたオウム真理教団による地下鉄サリン事件。この事件を境に日本人はどこへ行こうとしているのか、62人の関係者にインタビューを重ね、村上春樹が真相に迫るノンフィクション書き下ろし。

Length: 780
Category: Fast
Natively link: アンダーグラウンド | L33

Availability

Amazon
Bookwalker (please use this link for a preview)

Personal Opinion

This is a nonfiction book about the poison gas terror attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995. It mainly consists of interviews with a large number of people who rode one of the Tokyo subways during the incident.
It’s very thick at almost 800 pages, so we could decide to read the first half in the book club or something. If people are still interested, we can finish it in an offshoot book club.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club

Pros

  • Nonfiction for a change
  • Written by Murakami Haruki which promises an easy writing style.

Cons

  • Terror attack report, so may contain disturbing descriptions.
  • Written by Murakami Haruki :sweat_smile: - how much weird stuff can he manage to slip into a nonfiction book?
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