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    Haruki Murakami

    Anyone read his works before?

    I'm currently reading Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of The World. I'm only on page 67 so far, but this guy is fucking AWESOME. It's extremely creative, surreal, and symbolic.

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    Re: Haruki Murakami

    I haven't heard of him, but I'll be sure to look for some of his works. I'm always interested in finding new authorsssssss~

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    Re: Haruki Murakami

    I love Haruki Murakami! His stories are very dream-like and surreal, like Psyclon said.

    My first read from him was After the Quake, which is a collection of short stories centered around a Japanese earthquake. Even though each story works independently as its own piece of literature, you read the collection as an entire book. Very easy to read, wonderful flow, and a lovely writing style that is both charming yet melancholic. His books definitely leave you thinking.

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    Re: Haruki Murakami

    I haven't heard of him before, what genre does he write in?

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    Re: Haruki Murakami

    Quote Originally Posted by Lympha
    I haven't heard of him before, what genre does he write in?
    Surrealistic. It's realistic to the point where you feel the things that happen in his stories could happen in real life, even though logically some of it's not really possible. I'd suggest Norwegian Wood for the first time reader.

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    Re: Haruki Murakami

    Quote Originally Posted by rubbish
    Quote Originally Posted by Lympha
    I haven't heard of him before, what genre does he write in?
    Surrealistic. It's realistic to the point where you feel the things that happen in his stories could happen in real life, even though logically some of it's not really possible. I'd suggest Norwegian Wood for the first time reader.
    I might check it out sometime.


 

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