Look, I’m as hacked off as the next man by the
tendency for every Japanese author translated into English to get compared to
Haruki Murakami, as if he’s the only author from the 10th most
populous country in the world. Here, however, I think it might actually be
The obvious thing to do here would be to
pastiche McCarthy's style, but other people have done it more convincingly and
more amusingly, so rather than just strip out all the punctuation and occasionally write
very long sentences I'll actually try to talk about the book. Or at least my reactions to it.