Hear the Wind Sing
Publish date: 1987
Publisher: Kodansha International
Pages no: 130
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
, Japanese Literature
Series: Trilogy of the Rat (#1)
He's a biology major. in eleven months he killed thirty-six cats! Now I hate this book. lol!
It is such a short novel, written in Murakami's signature way which is rather simple but still evoke a lot of emotion. The plot is young man on summer break sit in a bar, drink beer and talk to girls, play music, talk of books, have sex or think about it, think about wells, remembers dead ex girlfri...
if Murakami had only written one book, he would exist predominately in some computer reference file, an odd little short novella that had some stylistic advances and paved the way for post-modern Japanese lit., but would otherwise be known only to a few thousand people. instead, of course, Murakami ...
I intend to read all of Murakami's books, so I am using the star system for his work separate from other books, so in genpop the individual book ratings I give on his might've ended up being slightly higher. Also, I am viewing the trilogy as one book, so I'll just add a bit to this after I finish 'A...
It is strangely reassuring to discover that brilliant authors do not rise up fully formed from the womb. Hear the Wind Sing is proof of this. Murakami's first novel is disjointed, directionless, and fairly boring; not at all like his masterpieces that follow. Yet mixed up in all that aimlessness you...
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