Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human... show more
From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii, or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami’s characters confront grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be closest of all.
Publish date: October 9th 2007
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
1 star stories: New York Mining Disaster, Airplane, A Perfect Day for Kangaroos, Dabchick. 2 star stories: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Hunting Knife, A Poor Aunt’s Story, Nausea 1979, The Year of Spaghetti, The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes, The Ice Man, Crabs, Where I’m Likely To Find It. 3 sta...
Tokyo, Sunday 3 November 2013, 1944 local timeI'll borrow a page from the Penketron playbook, and put out a longish entry on a short and sweet book. but wait, BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN isn't actually a short book. it's twenty four short stories by that master of hyper-contemporary Japanese litera...
I generally don't like short stories because I find them too short. This anthology of Murakami's short stories has a mix of his mundane story telling to the fantastic magical realism style. I enjoyed some of the stories. A lot of the stories felt too short or had interesting premises but felt und...
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman was the first book by Haruki Murakami that I have ever read and I was not disappointed. I had been meaning to read his work for quite some time, but IQ84 seemed like too big a book to take on without being accustomed to Murakami's style. The book itself is a collection o...
There's a few weird stories here and there. Review later.