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After Dark - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami
After Dark
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A short, sleek novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore.At its center are two sisters—Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion,... show more
A short, sleek novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore.At its center are two sisters—Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny’s toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met before, a burly female “love hotel” manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman. These “night people” are haunted by secrets and needs that draw them together more powerfully than the differing circumstances that might keep them apart, and it soon becomes clear that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman plagued by the mark of his crime—will either restore or annihilate her.After Dark moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interplay between self-expression and empathy, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307265838 (0307265838)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 191
Edition language: English
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Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
5.0 After Dark Review
I always have such a difficult time reviewing translated books. I usually don't know who to give credit to as far as the writing is concerned. This time around, not only is the writing fantastic, but the story is unlike anything else I've ever read. Although the book has been translated into English...
In Dreams Awake
In Dreams Awake rated it
5.0 After Dark
This is my first Murakami novel and I am hooked. Beautiful dialogue and cerebral characters. I am an instant fan.
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.0 What happens when the sun goes down and darkness comes out to play
After Dark is the second Haruki Murakami novel I've read, and it's a quick and brilliant read. It only took me the first chapter to completely grip me, and it never lost its hypnotizing hold on me. Even when I was unsure of how I felt after I was finished, I knew that I'd just finished a really stro...
This Love
This Love rated it
4.0 After Dark
Onestamente il finale m'ha lasciata perplessa. Quando ho finito di leggerlo mi sono chiesta: «Non hanno inserito le ultime pagine, mi sono persa qualcosa oppure non ho proprio capito niente?!». Ancora adesso non so la risposta, ma mi dispiace che il libro sia finito in quel modo.. In un certo senso ...
Po drugiej stronie lustra
Po drugiej stronie lustra rated it
3.0 Po zmierzchu
„Po zmierzchu” to interesująca powieść dla jednych, dla innych nijaka i płytka. Wszystko zależy tu od punktu widzenia. Autor przedstawia różnych bohaterów, którzy w mniejszym lub większym stopniu są ze sobą w jakiś sposób powiązani, lecz cechuje ich duża anonimowość. Ciekawym rozwiązaniem jest zmien...
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