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Not the genre for me at all. Of course there is.

Oct 16, David rated it really liked it. The first person narrator seems to pass from depression and moral ambiguity into delerium and attempts to drag the reader down with him.

The Ruined Map by Kōbō Abe

Every single relationship in this book is just plain weird. With a lack of concrete clues and unreliable witnesses, and aided only by a “ruined map” the narrator begins his investigation. Of course the author ended with a movie summary in highly lyrical language just to show he could do it if he wanted to – write beautifully.

There is some cool repeated imagery throughout the whole novel: Oct 23, Nathanimal rated it it was amazing. The world is a forest, a woods, full of wild beasts and poisonous insects.

In this book, I could see the obvious influence of Kafka on Abe’s writing. This was the first book of Mr. I admire him very much for his willingness to take risks that don’t always pay off but often do!

It’s not that it’s a bad book; in fact it does have some interesting aspects and parts of it were a good read.


I’ll read as much more as I can, frankly savoring the challenge and the vitally intense atmosphere, but not in any way savoring it as a story or mystery. It was impossible to get a straight honest answer from any of the secondary characters which made the first pages irritating. His covert explorations reveal that the enormous hospital she was taken to is home to a network of constant surveillance, outlandish sex experiments, and an array of very odd and even violent characters.

Published November by Eterna Cadencia first published January 1st Main page Picture gallery 1 Rating statistics If you like The characters were flat, the sexiness felt forced, and the “shocker” moments could hardly rouse any emotion.

Paperbackpages. I keep thinking I want to nail this book to the wall in my closet. The novel has an interesting switchback structure with the story up to a certain point being revealed through the protagonist’s analysis of voyeur-y audio surveillance of himself in a series of notebooks for the hospital’s assistant director and head of the Cartilage Surgery Department, the Horse.

I am not really sure why the novel was titled the Ruined Map. Links Wikipedia author page Japanese Wikipedia Horagai: It’s a dense book – a lot happens in less than pages, and there were some compelling things that I wish were parsed out a little more, especially with relation to the horse’s character and motivations.

It might pertain likewise to pious matters.

Like an elegantly chilling postscript to The Metamorphosisthis classic of postwar Japanese literature describes a bizarre physical transformation that exposes the duplicities of an entire world. I hated the siniewtros of his writings and his erotic obsessions. Want to Read saving…. Here, we again see the existentialist emerge — of course, there is no absolute guide for living, and thus the map is ruined.


The Ruined Map

This one is going to turn me off of reading him in the future though. Dark, twisted, confusing, meandering, magical, mystical – you are frequently re- reading sentences and trying to assimilate what you just read. I noticed that cuenhos few readers r I read Kobo Abe’s “The Ruined Map” in Russian translation, so some of my comments below may or may not find relevance in any English translations.

I won’t pretend that great swathes of this didn’t move swiftly into and out of consciousness, or that I wasn’t bored and totally adrift for entire sections. How on earth Abe generated these ideas and had the gall to put them down on paper is beyond me. Trivia About Secret Rendezvous.

Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but it just wasn’t the same Abe I have enjoyed so much in his previous novels. The Ruined Map satisfies this cravi One of most inviting aspects to reading The Ruined Map is that it is, essentially, a mystery novel. Nov 28, Ashish rated it really liked it.

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