Publish date: September 2008
Pages no: 317
Edition language: Dutch
A few years ago I read "What I talk about when I talk about running" which was an introduction to the wonderful world and easy writing style of Haruki Murakami. Why it has taken me so long to read more of his works I do not understand but having just finished the astounding Norwegian Wood I plan to ...
Beautifully written and well executed. Unfortunately, by choosing the emotionally distant writing style it fails to move me as a reader.
This is supposedly the novel that made "Haruki Murakami " famous . . summary : Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best frien...
"I'm finished as a human being," she said. "All you're looking at is the lingering memory of what I used to be. The most important part of me, what used to be inside, died years ago, and I'm just functioning by auto-memory." p343
Ερωτική και ταυτόχρονα μελαγχολική πρόζα. Ομολογουμένως, έχοντας διαβάσει -και λατρέψει- ορισμένα από τα μαγικού ρεαλισμού έργα του, δε με ενθουσίασε ως μυθιστόρημα. Ο Murakami, ωστόσο, αποδεικνύει εδώ περίτρανα πως μπορεί να ασχοληθεί και με ένα ρεαλιστικό-νατουραλιστικό περιεχόμενο, με ένα πιο προ...
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