Yes, probably. Because it's not a simple book and many of the lines drawn are revealed along the stories and they left me wondering for a long time on many of them.. I would like to revisit them a second time to think them over with a different depht.
The revelation of the interconexion of the two worlds, inner and outer. Classic Murakami, but here explored in a very specific aproach, a bit more on the futuristic side - very interesting ideas! Deserving more thought!
Can't choose.. They are all great. But I had a lot of fun with the Pink Girl :)
This is not my favorite Murakami, but it is so rich in themes that I can't forget it.
Possibly my favorite Murakami novel to date. The characters are intriguing and surprisingly endearing, and I found the plot more accessible than some of his other works. The story clips along with the usual Murakami twists and shifts, but I wasn't struggling to keep up. The narrators are both excellent as well. They really draw you in and make the words live. Complex, but definitely fun!
The last 7-8 chapters are what I love the most. While his trademark surrealism is present throughout, the philosophical aspect, the prose and the mediations on life don't really pop out to me until then. And while I enjoyed the whole piece, it was a much calmer ride than other works (smashing hulk men aside). Overall the brevity is a help this time around as I think I would have lost interest of it were too much longer.
That said, I loved the characters and in the end, as always with his works, I have been left with a lot to think about ask with a lovely story as my guide. This is one I wouldn't mind listening to again
I likes the dreamstyle of murakami. Alot of psychology. There is also a good two story in one books moving together. The characters are a little shallow exept the main character but well written. You really get into the mind of the main character when moving deeper into his endevour.
Double sided story telling brought by the master of unorthodox writing himself, Murakami brought to light the very essence of being human against the stark materialistic realities of the world. Loved every second of it, except the very last sentence. The narrating voice turned a 180, from Murakami to Camus for a very pessimistic anti-climatic ending. Is it to late for a sequel?
I love this author but this was not one if my favorites. I will purchase other books by this author.
Mountain biking, surfing, skiing, literature, philosophy, psychology, theology and my ipod.
two parallel stories of love, existence and nature of self. intriguing neuropsychology and the metaphysically transcendent.
Murakami explores the well trodden topic of human consciousness/sub- consciousness in an exceedingly imaginative and insightful manner. The layers of symbolism and representation are profound. Murakami is, without question, one of the great writers of our time.