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by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 3 years ago
Ο σουρεαλισμός στην καλύτερή του έκφανση. Μια συλλογή διηγημάτων, με κοινό άξονα την καταστροφή μετά τον σεισμό του 1995, με μοτίβα που επανέρχονται και διατρέχουν όλα τα έργα του, ως προς τους χαρακτήρες και ως προς την ίδια την πλοκή.Γλαφυρή γλώσσα, ως συνήθως, πρωτότυπες, γεμάτες ζωντάνια, ιστορί...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 3 years ago
Odd magical realism-ish short stories. I doubt I will even remember any of these in a week or two. But I am not a fan of magical realism-ish stuff, so no surprise that I don't love these. I was actually hoping these stories would be more quake-related, but the title is a little misleading.A great br...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 4 years ago
How could something be so beautiful and yet so easy to put down? If I hadn’t come back, it would have been all right. Sometimes, I could wait days, and then reengage and become hypnotized. And yet it didn’t seem to matter if I ever came back. I felt like a Murakami character, exquisitely aware and s...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 5 years ago
Stories that are mysterious and some kind of gloomy. Not precisely about the earthquake. I thought it was going to be about people dealing with the event, trying to move on after the loss of a familiar, of someone loving, of the possessions... Of course the earthquake influenced all these characte...
otakumom
otakumom rated it 5 years ago
After reading Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, I was a little leery about what I might find in this short story anthology. However, I was pleasantly surprised. There were fewer stories than in Blind Willow but well developed. The main underlying thread is that the stories take place after the Kobe ...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 6 years ago
I'm not a rabid Murakami fan but I do like a good portion of his writing. So I opened this with some high hopes. Most short story collections will usually contain a few good stories and this author is really good when he nails it. I guess this outing he hit his thumbs a few times. Let's start with t...
Parrish Lantern's Casebook
Parrish Lantern's Casebook rated it 6 years ago
Loved this collection of 6 short stories, not my favourite that would be The Elephant Vanishes. But this is still classic Murakami, slight touch of the otherworldly just peeking into our day - day reality.
Expatable Family
Expatable Family rated it 6 years ago
This book is a series of six short stories taking place after an earth quake in Japan. The first four were thought provoking and well written. The last two I felt lacked the extra magic that Murakami puts into his work. The thought provoking parallels written in poetic fashion. I still liked the boo...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Katagiri found a giant frog waiting for him in his apartment. It was powerfully built, standing over six feet tall on its hind legs. A skinny little man no more than five-foot-three, Katagiri was overwhelmed by the frog’s imposing bulk.“Call me ‘Frog,’” said the frog in a clear, strong voice. Katagi...
dust.gathering
dust.gathering rated it 7 years ago
no me gusta baš :'(
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