Murakami’s novel is one that I would love to see be made into a big screen
movie, if It was I would imagine it would be like a Japanese version of a Die
Hard movie with the characters of the Expendables fighting a rogue team to save
their own country.
an enormous cast of seventy five characters Murakami takes us on a fictional
adventure set in Fukuoka, a large city on the southern island of Kyushu in
to get the background, characters and set the scene he has created a detailed,
action novel that will engage, inform and entertain the reader.
rag - tag team of specialists live in an abandoned are of Fukuoka without the
knowledge of the authorities as they have no certificate of residence. Left to their
own devices over a number of years they have honed their skills and have been
quietly and waiting for an opportunity to be of use to society. A change of
circumstance occurs in their very city and they rise to the challenge
slick, fast moving futuristic story with likeable characters, a story line
interweaved with places, people and history. It has all the hallmarks you
expect from a Ryu Murakami novel. Can’t wait for the movie version!
Picture: Motorcycle Touring Japan Here is a great video by Anthony Roman that shows what it 's like to take delivery of a new motorcycle in Japan and ride it home in the traffic. Hat tip to Anthony for being so prepared to film this memorable event and such excellent video quality, thanks very much! A great feeling. Having a motorcycle in Japan gives you great freedom.
It brings back the memories of when I bought my bike in Tokyo and rode it home in traffic, ecstatic and also a little unnerving with the volume of traffic and the amount of mental awareness you need to ride in Japan. As there is so much activity going on all around you, pedestrians, other bikes, scooters, trucks, passenger cars, courier bikes, road signals, speed limits, what is ahead, what is behind, changes, road conditions, how cars just stop sometimes with indicators sometimes with no warning. Best wishes on your new bike and safe riding
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Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons