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In the novel version I have to admit that I felt bogged down at times by too much unimportant information.
This is set against a backdrop of science and technology running amok without the proper safeguards of moral principles, ethics, and a keen sense of good and evil.
This book is kind of a combo of mystery and science fiction, and starts out pretty normal but gets really weird partway through.
Some of the translation is off. Still an intriguing tale that was worth the effort to explore. Different from the movie, but that's not unexpected. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Puterbaugh
I really enjoyed this book. After seeing the movie based on it I had to read it. However it is like most books adapted to film, different. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C.Pappas
Yasutaka Tsutsui’s “Paprika” (Vintage, $18, 342 pages) was actually written in 1993, but is the first novel by the popular and controversial Japanese science fiction legend to be... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Clay Kallam
Tsutsui begins with a fabulous and daring idea: two brilliant doctors have invented technology that collects and records patients’ dreams in a massive step forward in the world of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jillian Igarashi
Paprika is a wonderful novel! and install the kindle app is ones of my best decisions! Five stars for Amazon!Published 12 months ago by Max Daichi
This is a scientifically imaginative and somewhat erotic journey. If people can manufacture dreams to the point of driving people crazy or with schizophrenia and enter other... Read morePublished 14 months ago by reviewer
Translating Japanese literature is hard. Translating surrealistic Japanese literature is even harder. Read morePublished 14 months ago by HugeStakkaBoFan
This isn't my usual book, but I was curious about Yasutaka Tsutsui's widely acclaimed novel Paprika. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J.E. Ocean
The main factor I will point to in my decision for three stars is the lack of pace in this novel. Sadly I saw the anime a few years ago and was blown away. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Christopher Barrett