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any love on DiS?
I've just started one of his books (After Dark) and it seems pretty good so far
Kafka on the Shore, it started off really well but I hated the ending. I tried reading Norweigan Wood as well but couldn't get into it. I have a couple of friends who think he's amazing so I'm willing to give him another try.
really short though, leaves you wanting for more. Norweigan wood is great, but my favourite is the Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Kafka on the shore is worth a read too. I love Murakami :)
there is no love on here for murakami. I have never seen anyone on here mention him ever. At all.
read the others afterwards!
but i find most of his short stories really aimless and forced. I love the novels though, esp wind-up bird chronicle! He has a great way of taking normal situations and kicking everything a little out of shape, so that bizzarre events/actions seem perfectly convievable...
not the guy from peepshow. he's english and writes in a similar style to murakami. try number9dream or cloud atlas. both superb books
i haven't actually read one of his books for a couple of years so i might pick one up again and see what i feel like. anyway if i'm going for a novel in that style i would normally pick up a Paul Auster, he's one of my favs.
They are making a film of Norwegian wood, I'm pretty excited by this but not sure how well it'll transfer.
thank god, Vietnamese producer but set in Japan with Japanese actors
I've seen fat people sunbathing on a beach whilst reading Kafka on the Shore.
cos they sell every one of his books in fopp.
it's so not cult fiction.
Not that this matters or i care about stuff llike this. But it's not archetypically indie, so yeah.
i thought it was very well written, but too bleak and depressing to actually enjoy. and, dare i say it, a little boring.