Piercing (Ryu Murakami, 2009)

A novel about the interactions of sex that is powerfully repulsive and captivating at the same time In Japan and the English-speaking world, Ryu Murakami first became known with his novel "Coin Locker Babies" (1980). In it he describes the life of two boys who were exposed in locker rooms in infancy and grew up …

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The Enchantress of Florence (Salman Rushdie, 2008)

The female figure in the cover of Salman Rushdie's eighth novel, the "Enchantress of Florence"  hints on the action that will unfold in the text. But before any of the action occurs, Rushdie loses himself in meandering narrative streams and meticulous details. The story begins at the end of the fifteenth century where we meet …