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I've pretty much read all of his books... and now I'm stuck.
Has anyone got any suggestions of of similar authors?
not the Peep Show guy, but the one that wrote Cloud Atlas, Ghostwritten and number9dream.
i was thinking David Mitchell. But only because some of them are set in Japan really. Black Swan Green, his most recent one, is very good, but very different from all the others.
I suppose Kazuo Ishiguro is a bit similar sometimes - a pale view of hills is set in Japan and I think that's quite like marukami. I also loved it, so read it anyway (if you haven't already)!
raw shark texts by steven hall. it's similar. normal person caught up in very weird situation. and a lot of fun. a bit like popcorn murakami. it even has a quote from him at the beginning of one of the sections.
suggest wind up bird as thats my favourite, probably because I read that one first. After that I would definitely suggest Norwegian Wood. I couldn't put any of his others in any order after those two but do read them all. The only on I haven't read is Birthday Stories as it's a collection of short stories and I believe only one is by Murakami.
Thanks for all the suggestions guys!