Monday, June 16, 2008

After Dark: The Proper Review

Whew! This one was a stinker to write. My review of Haruki Murakami's After Dark is finally live at Bibliobuffet. Click HERE.

3 comments:

  1. Nice review. I'll be curious to hear what you think of Kafka on the Shore or The Wind-up Bird Chronicle when you get around to them.

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  2. Great review Andi. You know, I've only read two of his books and haven't really picked up on the magical realism aspects that he supposedly employs a lot of. I've read Norwegian Wood and Sputnik Sweetheart so perhaps it's not as evident in those. I do know I want to read more by him. I've been so intrigued by his books.

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  3. Murakami has long been admired for his depiction of the isolation and loneliness of modern Japanese life. I wonder if this book carries on the surrealistic tone of Murakami’s fiction. I recall from Kafka on the Shore, Murakami's best known work in English translation, fish falling from the sky, a man who could converse with cats, and various other bizarre touches. Does After Dark evoke a similar dream world ambiance?

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