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Haruki Murakami

After dark

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Murakami's 12th work of fiction is darkly entertaining and more novella than novel. Taking place over seven hours of a Tokyo night, it intercuts three loosely related stories, linked by Murakami's signature magical-realist absurd coincidences.
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194 printed pages
Original publication
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  • Vero Gavilanes Rualesshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I really enjoy Murakami’s writing style. Mari’s story was interesting because she met several people and that allowed the author to show many layers of that character. That’s why at the end of the book (only one night after the story began) the reader can feel that she has grown and developed. Eri’s story, however, was certainly confusing and the author never really gives us satisfying explanations about what happened to her. The plot holes related to Eri were annoying to me because it felt as if those chapters led to nowhere (if someone understood them better, please explain me). Also, the business man’s story doesn’t have a real end and I don’t see why he was introduced as a character for a couple chapters. Nevertheless, even the parts of the book that I found had some plot holes, were not boring at all. So, I liked the book and I do recommend it.

  • Stella slaysshared an impression2 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    You might not get the conclusion but it'll be worth it

  • Mario Yañezshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Great one!


  • selagihujanhas quoted8 years ago
    This is no ordinary pain he is feeling: it is a pain with memories.
  • ;has quoted5 years ago
    Most of last night’s memories remain there untouched.
  • nataliaescorteshas quoted3 years ago
    In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It's important to combine the two in just the right amount.

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