By Ryu Murakami
Almost obvious Blue is a brutal story of misplaced adolescence in a jap port city as regards to an American army base. Murakami?s image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a bunch of acquaintances locked in a damaging cycle of intercourse, medicinal drugs and rock?n?roll. the radical is all yet plotless, however the uncooked and infrequently violent prose takes us on a rollercoaster trip via truth and hallucination, highs and lows, within which the characters and their stories come vividly to existence. Trapped in passivity, they achieve neither ardour nor excitement from their adventures. but out of the alienation, boredom and underlying rage and grief emerges a unusually quiet and virtually both stunning attractiveness. Ryu Murakami?s first novel, Almost obvious Blue received the coveted Akutagawa literary prize and have become an rapid bestseller. Representing a pointy and wide awake turning clear of the introspective pattern of postwar jap literature, it polarized critics and public alike and shortly attracted foreign recognition in its place view of recent Japan.
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On 24 February a task force made a successful air and naval bombardment against Wake. S. cruiser f iring at Wake, 24 February 1942 (bottom). The aircraft carrier Enterprise, two cruisers, and seven destroyers comprised the task force attacking the island of Wake. The Enterprise and two cruisers were the main ships used during the Marcus Island attack, 1,200 miles from Japan. S. forces during these attacks were light and the effectiveness of the use of fast, powerful, carrier task forces was demonstrated.
S. troops moving southward down Bataan in front of the enemy forces continued their delaying action as long as possible. The Bataan Peninsula, 32 miles long and 20 miles across at the widest portion, is covered with dense woods and thick jungle growth. Through the center runs a range of mountains. The limited area and difficult terrain made the fighting more severe and added to the problems of the advancing Japanese. However, the situation became steadily worse for the defending troops and on 9 April 1942 the forces were surrendered to the Japanese.
Japanese f iring a 75-mm. gun Type 41 (1908), normally found in an infantry regimental cannon company (bottom). Called a mountain (infantry) gun, it was replaced by a later model. Light and easily handled, it was very steady in action. When used as a regimental cannon company weapon it was issued on the basis of four per regiment. PHILIPPINES GUN CREW WITH A 3-INCH ANTIAIRCRAFT GUN M2. S. troops moving southward down Bataan in front of the enemy forces continued their delaying action as long as possible.
Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami