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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno (Vintage Contemporaries) de [Tsutsui, Yasutaka]
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Marvelously wacky and psychologically insightful. . . . Tsutsui s fabulously morbid sense of humor, his obsessiveness and his wit make this collection sufficiently entertaining and disturbing to warrant our attention, especially today when the world as we know it has indeed tilted into the fantastical.
San Francisco Chronicle
Fans of Haruki Murakami will relish this delightful collection. . . . A strange, magical journey.
Entertainment Weekly
Darkly funny and still fresh and relevant.
Los Angeles Times
Each and every story sizzles with energy, teems with issues and sweeps you happily along into the fantasy. . . . Tsutsui is at his best when juggling all the apples, devising entertaining, whimsical worlds and scenarios that camouflage scathing criticism. . . . The collection unabashedly romps in the sexual facets of modern humanity and culture. But Tsutsui s work does so much more, sometimes brilliantly, often hilariously, always fantastically, never bound by reality or convention.
The Miami Herald
For once, a book that merits its wacky title, this collection . . . playfully skips across the conventions of both sci-fi and slapstick. . . . [In it, ] the sense of a world bordering on paranoid hysteria is as strong as ever.
BBC
Insightful and funny. . . . [Tsutsui s] dark satire should find a loyal audience in the states.
Rocky Mountain News
Memorable. . . . Quirky and entertaining. . . . Tsutsui shrewdly reveals the hairline stresses, lusts, and insanities that no society can ever completely wall in.
The Harvard Crimson
Tsutsui is a shrewd satirist. . . . Potent are those stories where the author eschews genre pyrotechnics and reveals the strangeness and horror of the ordinary.
The Review of Contemporary Fiction
Off-kilter and marvelously entertaining. In Tsutsui's world, the fantastic and the mundane collide, throwing the lives of ordinary men and women into disarray. . . . Just what the doctor ordered.
Tucson Citizen
This collection is not for the faint of heart; you must be open to receive its infinite joys.
The Honolulu Advertiser
[These] stories show [Tsutsui s] trademark fearlessness in the face of taboos; war, sex, the media, and the sheep-like mentality of groups are all fair game.
Theme Magazine
Imagine a cross between the music group the B-52s, Thomas Pynchon s V., Ryu Murakami s Coin Locker Babies, and James Turner s graphic novel Nil: A Land Beyond Belief, throw in a good dose of sf tropes and bitter social satire, and you ll start to get a good idea of what s in store for you in this collection of 13 imaginative stories from one of Japan s best-known sf writers.
School Library Journal
With a sharp eye towards the insanities of contemporary life, Tsutsui crafts an irresistible mix of imagination, satiric fantasy, and truly madcap hilarity.
Bookmarks Magazine
Imaginative, farcical stories that sometimes amuse and sometimes perplex. . . . [They] focus on the comic follies and irrational whims of the human race.
ArmchairInterviews.com
Weird, wonderful and wild. . . . Sparkles with biting pieces of social and political satire that reveal a formidable talent. . . . Tsutsui s voice is witty and quirky, seducing us to suspend our disbelief for even the most fanciful narrative.
BookPage"

"Marvelously wacky and psychologically insightful. . . . Tsutsui's fabulously morbid sense of humor, his obsessiveness and his wit make this collection sufficiently entertaining and disturbing to warrant our attention, especially today when the world as we know it has indeed tilted into the fantastical."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Fans of Haruki Murakami will relish this delightful collection. . . . A strange, magical journey."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Darkly funny and still fresh and relevant."
--Los Angeles Times

"Each and every story sizzles with energy, teems with issues and sweeps you happily along into the fantasy. . . . Tsutsui is at his best when juggling all the apples, devising entertaining, whimsical worlds and scenarios that camouflage scathing criticism. . . . The collection unabashedly romps in the sexual facets of modern humanity and culture. But Tsutsui's work does so much more, sometimes brilliantly, often hilariously, always fantastically, never bound by reality or convention."
--The Miami Herald

"For once, a book that merits its wacky title, this collection . . . playfully skips across the conventions of both sci-fi and slapstick. . . . [In it, ] the sense of a world bordering on paranoid hysteria is as strong as ever."
--BBC

"Insightful and funny. . . . [Tsutsui's] dark satire should find a loyal audience in the states."
--Rocky Mountain News

"Memorable. . . . Quirky and entertaining. . . . Tsutsui shrewdly reveals the hairline stresses, lusts, and insanities that no society can ever completely wall in."
--The Harvard Crimson

"Tsutsui is a shrewd satirist. . . . Potent are those stories where the author eschews genre pyrotechnics and reveals the strangeness and horror of the ordinary."
--The Review of Contemporary Fiction

"Off-kilter and marvelously entertaining. In Tsutsui's world, the fantastic and the mundane collide, throwing the lives of ordinary men and women into disarray. . . . Just what the doctor ordered."
--Tucson Citizen

"This collection is not for the faint of heart; you must be open to receive its infinite joys."
--The Honolulu Advertiser

"[These] stories show [Tsutsui's] trademark fearlessness in the face of taboos; war, sex, the media, and the sheep-like mentality of groups are all fair game."
--Theme Magazine

"Imagine a cross between the music group the B-52s, Thomas Pynchon's V., Ryu Murakami's Coin Locker Babies, and James Turner's graphic novel Nil: A Land Beyond Belief, throw in a good dose of sf tropes and bitter social satire, and you'll start to get a good idea of what's in store for you in this collection of 13 imaginative stories from one of Japan's best-known sf writers."
--School Library Journal

"With a sharp eye towards the insanities of contemporary life, Tsutsui crafts an irresistible mix of imagination, satiric fantasy, and truly madcap hilarity."
--Bookmarks Magazine

"Imaginative, farcical stories that sometimes amuse and sometimes perplex. . . . [They] focus on the comic follies and irrational whims of the human race."
--ArmchairInterviews.com

"Weird, wonderful and wild. . . . Sparkles with biting pieces of social and political satire that reveal a formidable talent. . . . Tsutsui's voice is witty and quirky, seducing us to suspend our disbelief for even the most fanciful narrative."
--BookPage

Descripción del producto

An irresistible mix of imagination, satire, and humor, these stories by acclaimed Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui imagine the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the mundane collide.
 
The opening story, “The Dabba Dabba Tree,” details the hilarious side effects of a small conical tree that, when placed at the foot of one’s bed, creates erotic dreams. In “Commuter Army,” a sly commentary on the ludicrousness of war, a weapons supplier becomes an unwilling conscript in a war zone. “The World is Tilting” imagines a floating city that slowly begins to sink on one side, causing its citizens to reorient their daily lives to preserve a semblance of normality. And in the title story, we see how obscenely absurd the environment on Planet Porno appears to a group of scientists. The stories in Salmonella Men on Planet Porno winningly combine madcap hilarity and a sharp eye toward the insanities of contemporary life.


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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
  • Tamaño del archivo: 663 KB
  • Longitud de impresión: 285
  • Editor: Vintage (9 de diciembre de 2009)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ASIN: B0030CMLIO
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas It is written on the title page "Fans of Haruki Murakami ..." 1 de enero de 2015
Por Jopa S Ruchkoj - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Yeah, I am not big fan of Murakami, but yes, there is something common in the way how author tells a story. I mean short stories, cuz there is big difference in short stories and long ones. These stories are very well written and very interesting to read. Some of these stories are scary, but all of them are written with humor, very specific humor. At the first glance, stories looks quite fictional and even surrealistical, but after short thinking I could tell that most of these stories are very realistic, and very possible in our world. I think that the best story is "Commuter Army", which reflects real commuter world in multinational country like USA. "The Very Edge of Happiness" is quite exact snapshot of average middleclass family. "World is Tilting" and "Last Smoker" are very scary stories, but the same, with some sarcazm it reproduces general internal policies in USA Government institutions and some large american corporations.

I do not know why, but it is not first book, where name of Murakami used as some measurement to author, and that is funny, because I think that Yasutaka Tsutsui does not need that comparision, he is great in his own way.

I took one star off just because there are couple places, where, I believe, author cared more about appearance, which makes story shallow. However, I love that book and would recommend it.
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Vivid dark humor at its best, but hokey and sexist at its lows. 4 de abril de 2013
Por Corey Gose - Publicado en Amazon.com
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There are many things I liked about Tsutsui's stories. They're dark, surreal, satirical, engaging, and yet, some how, it seems so often grounded in the mundane that you might feel like such ridiculous events might happen to you. Each story is unique and standalone, but are connected by common themes of death, sex, violence, and working the 9 to 5. The collection has a good range of lighthearted humor and biting social commentary, but never feels likes it's pushing its agenda. It's hard to pick a favorite as the stories each achieve different things, but I think the books high point is having "Bear's Wood Main Line" and "The Very Edge of Happiness" back to back.

However, I think the book would have made a stronger impression as a whole if the story "The World Is Tilting" would have been omitted. It seems like a cautionary tale against the dangers of feminism and women in general. It would have been so much better if it didn't come off as completely sexist or if didn't have such atrocious puns for character names (I don't know how much of a role translation played in this fact). My other criticism is that many of the main characters in the stories feel trite. Most seem to follow the same formula: male, neurotic, unsatisfied wife, struggling to advance professionally. This is probably not a fair critique, as most of the characters fit into their respective plots, but it would have been nice to see more sense of character development.

I'm still not sure what I think of the titular story. "Salmonella Men on Planet Porno" reads like a XXX version of Alice in Wonderland, including all sorts of strange creatures and weird wordplay. I'm sure others enjoyed that story more than I did, but you have to admit it's the kind of title that catches your eye.
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Four Stars 19 de octubre de 2016
Por JB - Publicado en Amazon.com
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A set of slightly bizarre short stories that take unexpected but enjoyable turns.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Fun, witty and intelligent 9 de junio de 2013
Por El Dogo - Publicado en Amazon.com
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What a great discovery Tsutsui has been! I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of the stories contained in this volume, though I must say "Farmer Airlines" is possibly the best of them all. A great combo of zany sitcom, top flight literature and great dialogue.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Witty, stark, twisty, surreal 19 de mayo de 2007
Por Raven - Publicado en Amazon.com
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I picked up this book after reading an article about literary trends in the new wave of Japanese magical realism authors. Unsure of what to expect, I was delighted to find that the author possesses both a sense of whimsy and a morbid sense of humor. I was occasionally reminded of O. Henry short stories -- there are similar "aha" moments regarding the bizarre fruits of blind desire and irrational drives. Still, it's often hard to see the twist coming, even when there is one. The first two stories are considerably more light than the rest of the collection, but the author's snappy characterization and witty turns of phrase keep even the depressing stories from collapsing under their own weight. I was delighted to come across such an unexpected gem, and am only sorry that there's not more of the author's work available in English.
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