Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12 jan. 2010 - 270 pagina's
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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Gebruikersrecensie  - brokenangelkisses - LibraryThing

The title of Tsutsui's collection is apt, as it features stories which are always bizarre and frequently feature sexual deviance. Of course, normality and sexual propriety are cultural constructs, and ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - Ken-Me-Old-Mate - LibraryThing

If you like stories that are slightly off-centre, quirky but coherent, interesting and humourous then you'll like this. This is how the first story begins: The Dabba Dabba Tree My father came up from ... Volledige review lezen

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The Iabba labba Tree
lont Laugh
Bears Wood Main Line
The Very Edge of Happiness
Commuter Army
Hello Hello Hello
Bravo Herr Mozart
Bad for the Heart
Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

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Over de auteur (2010)

One of modern Japan's most renowned writers, Yasutaka Tsutsui has won the Tanizaki Prize, the Kawabata Prize, and several other awards. He was decorated as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He lives in Japan.

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