69

Before you start thinking I’m going to comment on the Kamasutra, it’s actually a book that I thoroughly enjoyed and just finished reading – 69 by Ryu Murakami. It’s a really fun commentary of a couple of 17 year old boys living it up in the year 1969. Who would have thought that a couple of Japanese teenagers were being affected by the Vietnam war, were reading Beat poets, inspired by revolutionaries and wanted “to change life before life changes them”?

cover of 69

Sounds pretty much close to my 1992 when I turned 17 except it was the Gulf war instead of the Vietnam war, Beat was still in fashion and I was equally moved by Kerouac and Che, dreaming up principles to stand for … idealistic youthful exuberance at its best 🙂 So the book brought back good memories and let me into a side of Japan I never knew existed.

I can’t to go there in March!!!