Haruki Murakami

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Haruki Murakami

Post by nafod » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:35 pm

Anybody else reading his stuff? Been staring at the books at the local Barnes & Noble for a while, and decided to jump in with a book of short stories, The Elephant Vanishes. Read the first 4 stories, great stuff. Funny. Kind of deep. Hard to explain. Reminds me of the magical realism of the South American writers. I'll tackle a novel next.

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Re: Haruki Murakami

Post by Shapecharge » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:51 pm

If it's not written by Tim Cahill, I ain't a readin' it.

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Post by nafod » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:13 pm

I think he slept with Cahill. That count?
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Post by SubClaw » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:50 pm

I've read almost everything written by him and he's magnificent. A true successor to Jorge Luis Borges and, in a weird kind of way, to Philip K. Dick too.

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Post by Koko, Beware » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:58 pm

I like him a lot. He's got a neat little book on running:
http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Runnin ... 0307389839
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Post by TerryB » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:11 pm

nafod wrote:Anybody else reading his stuff? Been staring at the books at the local Barnes & Noble for a while, and decided to jump in with a book of short stories, The Elephant Vanishes. Read the first 4 stories, great stuff. Funny. Kind of deep. Hard to explain. Reminds me of the magical realism of the South American writers. I'll tackle a novel next.
This sounds absolutely dreadful.
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Re: Haruki Murakami

Post by Trip » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:36 pm

Just finished "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" and really enjoyed it. I noticed he has a lot of books at the local B&N. Plan on picking up another one soon.

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