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Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh - Who can win in a war of all against all?The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade. Japanese author Project Itoh's sci-fi novel Genocidal Organ envisions a future where a mix of therapy and drugs allows soldiers to be. NOVEL: Genocidal Organ. Novelizations. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Additional Collections. Uploaded by Sketch the Cow on December 13,
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Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh ,. Edwin Hawkes translator. The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 21st by Haikasoru first published June 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Genocidal Organ , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order.
Mar 23, Kieran Smith rated it really liked it. I was initially put off by the author's hubris. The main character who is an introspective weeaboo, trapped in the body of a special forces soldier takes some getting used to, especially considering the author's propensity for using him as an outlet for his own political and philosophical concerns.
Eventually though the frequency of interesting ideas and the author's sensitivity towards the topics he addresses won me over. Though the novel feels like an anti American tirade at times as Japanese I was initially put off by the author's hubris. Though the novel feels like an anti American tirade at times as Japanese sci fi is often prone to turn into the characters that are woven into the story who represent different voices on everyone's favorite super power all represent legitimate concerns and motives, mudding the waters enough that the novel reads more as a discussion than a rant.
Aesthetic elements such as the artifical flesh of the first worlder's state of the art weapon systems, the post colonial killing grounds of the third world countries where child soldiers and pmcs face off and Europe's mix of historical architecture and futuristic holograms create a unique world that is at once dark, cynical, fantastic and believable.
Much of the violence at first seems like it's there purely as shock value and comes across as forced but it becomes essential to the motivations of the characters at the end. The prose is at times quite clunky but mostly readable, probably to be expected because it's a translated work, but it's never hard to understand what the author is trying to communicate.
This novel reminded me of Mamoru Oshii's films which meld high technology with philosophical monologues and believable action sequences.
It could also be compared to the Metal Gear Solid series with all its references to popular culture though it comes across as far less cheesy. View 1 comment. Nov 23, Mars Dorian rated it it was ok. Man, I SO wanted to love this book.
Itoh's Harmony and Guns of the Patriots was so much better. He's incredible at inventing modern military tech and semi-realistic story worlds with great dystopian societies, but this book about a futuristic elite soldier ends in philosophic meandering.
After an intense, future-tech dispatch, the first person narrator quickly loses himself in endless rants about society, war, nations, warfare and peace. After pages and pages of philo-talk, the author remembers Man, I SO wanted to love this book. After pages and pages of philo-talk, the author remembers he's actually writing a story and puts the main character into a new country. The antagonist is lame and talkative, the suspense and story beats are missing. If you dig future philosophy blabbering from a Japanese point of view, you may like this book.
If you dig cool characters and story, skip it. Sep 28, Richard Franklin rated it really liked it. A lot more philosophy about the effect of language and evolution than I had been expected or would have preferred, but I still really liked this book.
The concept was pretty fascinating and original, and even when it did kind of run off into the main character waxing philosophically about the meaning of life, I didn't get bored. Be very interested to see how the film ends up being. Nov 26, Chin Jian Xiong rated it really liked it Shelves: The breadth of what Itoh truly knows is ridiculous.
He managed to weave a military cyberpunk SF plot that liberally throws together a postmodern subjective outlook of philosophy, linguistic technology in the vein of Snow Crash, completely novel bio and nano technology, an interpretation of evolutionary psychology, and he still has the spare time to add in random asides on the history of Czechslovakian language, Kafka's usage of German in his Literature, Monty Python, and various political insight The breadth of what Itoh truly knows is ridiculous.
If there was a really dedicated fan they could probably make an entire RPG system out of the setting provided. It's also chilling how directly relevant a lot of the stuff he writes about happens to be, given that he also mentions NSA's surveillance of citizens at one point in a work written in No wonder Kojima loved hm so much Sep 24, Osiris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bastante recomendable, sobre todo a aquellos que les gusta la sensibilidad que ponen los autores japoneses sobre todos los temas.
Puntos extras por poner referencias a Monty Python Aug 26, Steven rated it it was amazing. Gore and heartbreak ensue. Speculation about how conscience develops and deep structure in language is that still a thing in linguistics? View 2 comments. Oct 17, Trevor Craig rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Definitely not the cliche good guy versus bad guy thriller like the description makes it seem. This book was fantastic. It's faced paced, but not just reading about war, guns, and murder. The dialogue is great, and the parts where there is no shooting, explosions, etc, make this book much more than what I was expecting. Sep 05, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Bought this just because Itoh's other work was on my to-read list.
Wow, was I happily surprised that the thematic matter just happened to be some of my favorites! Jul 18, Akiko Tsutsumi rated it really liked it. This was the second time to read this book. News from Ukraine, Gaza and Japanese TV program which keep mentioning successful Japanese people in the world reminded me of this novel.
The "grammar of genocide" seems convincing for me now.
Jul 10, Jason Payne rated it really liked it. Add to basket. He graduated from Musashino Art University. He is also the author of Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots, a Japanese-language novel based on the popular video game series.
After a long battle with cancer, Itoh passed away in March Itoh wrote Harmony, a Japan SF and Seiun Award-winning novel in the same setting as Genocidal Organ, while in the hospital receiving treatment for the disease. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Project Itoh attempts to grapple with this issue and his character, but Clavis is so dryly philosophical about his situation and his actions that he lacks any real emotional current throughout. John Paul is far more interesting, even though he's certifiably nuts. While we never spend any time inside his head, his motives are frightening and the method he's devised to spin chaos out of peaceful countries is the stuff of the finest sci-fi.
Similarly, tech nuts will get a kick out of the exhaustive descriptions of some of the future tech being deployed against the War on Terror, the flexing, fleshy machines that aid Clavis and his squad in battle sound sleek, amazing, and terrible. It's a novel filled with some truly gripping prose and a dangerous, attractive villain, only lacking in a similarly appealing and interesting hero. X-Men' Hardcover Now Available.