From the Fatherland, with Love is an epic dystopian novel by Ryu Murakami, published in 2005.
Set in a not too-distant future, it centers on the invasion of Japan by a small but ruthless and highly trained North Korean troops, who held the residents of Fukuoka hostage. The only one that can fight them off is a group of terrorists that are driven by desire of violence and chaos.
Tropes that can be found in this book:
- 20 Minutes into the Future: The novel takes place in the 10s, and was published in 2005.
- Doorstopper: Stand at 672 pages.
- Genre-Busting: Thriller, Epic, Political thriller, Dystopian, Action, Black comedy, Horror, Tragicomedy, Science Fiction, Picaresque, Satire, Encyclopedic novel, Hysterical realism, Experimental literature, Philosophical fiction, Metafiction, Conspiracy fiction, Paranoid fiction, Gothic, Spy fiction, Mystery Fiction, and Adventure.
- Jerkass: Ishihara treats his henchmen and bodyguards like dirt.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: There are over 82 named characters in the book's list of important characters alone.