The Gun

The Gun

Book - 2015
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"On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo riverbank, a young man named Nishikawa stumbles on a dead body, besides which is lying a gun. From the moment Nishikawa makes the decision to take the gun, the world around him blurs. Knowing he possesses the gun brings an intoxicating sense of purpose to his dull university life. But Nishikawa's personal entanglements are becoming unexpectedly complicated: he finds himself romantically involved with two women, while his biological father, whom he's never met, lies dying in a hospital. Through it all, he can't stop thinking about the gun--and the four bullets preloaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his focus is consumed by one idea: that possessing the gun is no longer enough--he must fire it"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2015
ISBN: 9781616955908
Branch Call Number: FICTION NAKAMURA
Characteristics: 198 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Powell, Allison Markin - Translator


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SCL_Justin Mar 19, 2019

The narrator of this story is detached from his feelings and actions through most of the story in a way that provides good contrast to how he depicts himself when thinking about the gun he found. But I don't think there's any real insight into this character by the end, and the situations depicted aren't interesting enough to carry things along as a page-turning plot machine. The author is trying for more but I don't think the book gets there.

Jun 20, 2016

Great mood, and insight into uncaring personality.


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