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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  54,720 ratings  ·  2,867 reviews
Perdidos en la inmensa metrópoli de Tokio, tres personas se buscan desesperadamente intentando romper el eterno viaje circular de la soledad; un viaje parecido al del satélite ruso Sputnik, donde la perra Laika giraba alrededor de la Tierra y dirigía su atónita mirada hacia el espacio infinito. El narrador, un joven profesor de primaria, está enamorado de Sumire, a quien c ...more
Paperback, Coleccion Andanzas, 246 pages
Published August 2011 by TusQuets (first published 1999)
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Dasha H
Nov 09, 2009 Dasha H rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Murakami virgins
Shelves: 2009

Don't get me wrong, I don't think this is, by any chance, a bad book. My low rating can be easily explained by the fact that I've already read too much Murakami.


I used to like him quite a lot, but come on, doesn't he get tired of writing the same book over and over again? Let me show you the pattern. A simple guy who likes to 1.cook 2.listen to music/read books 3. think about the meaning of life meets an ordinary girl who turns out to be totally extraordinary, which gets her into trouble soon a

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Seth Hahne
Mar 16, 2009 Seth Hahne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys Murakami's special brand of genius.
After the excellent Kafka on the Shore and the perhaps much better Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, I've been on something of a Murakami kick. I find his storytelling fascinating, both in device and in style. His use of the extraordinary-as-mundane is a tasty joy for me to indulge. Sputnik Sweetheart, while not as wonderful an experience as the two aforementioned works, was quite a bit of quick fun.

Thematically not dissimilar from Wind-up Bird, this short novel revels in questions of identity, conscious
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Kelly
Why does Haruki Murakami hit the spot so well for me, and for thousands of other readers worldwide? There's a common element in all his works; it's a bridge of fantasy and reality that has just the right delicate balance. There's something about that balance that's so mesmerizing. You can connect with it on a level that you can’t in pure fantasy, and there’s enough of a disconnect from solid reality to leave you in wonder. Of all the other writers that have been categorized as magical realism th ...more
بــدريــه  الـبـرازي
على ما يبدو لا أستطيع أن أقرأ عمل
لهاروكي موراكامي دون مقارنته برائعته كافكا على شاطئ
لوهلة أعتقد أن كافكا هي تجميع لكل أعماله
لذلك من يبدأ بكافكا كأول عمل سيدرك أن باقي
أعماله هي مجرد أجزاء
من وجهة نظري

" المهم ليس الأشياء الكبيرة التي فكر بها الأخرون
بل الأشياء الصغيرة التي فكرت بها أنت "

أبطالنا هذه مرة سوماير وهي بمعنى البنفسج
باليابانية تلتقى بفتاة اخرى بالصدفة
وهي ميو وتكون بينهم صداقة ولكن يطفو
على سوماير مشاعر مثلية تجاه صديقتها
و هذا الامر الذى أتعبها كثيرا !

تتوطد علاقة الصديقتان أكثر عند
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Scarlet
"Reality was one step out of line, a cardigan with the buttons done up wrong."


I have come to realise that reading a Murakami book is not quite an act of reading itself but an act of dreaming with your eyes open. What you see is a series of surreal images barely held together by threads of reason. What matters however, is the feeling these images leave you with; an aftertaste that lingers and intensifies even as the world within these pages turns stranger and more disconcerting; until what you
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K.D. Absolutely
Mar 14, 2010 K.D. Absolutely rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ranee
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Shelves: 1001-non-core
This is my 2nd novel by Haruki Murakami and just like Kafka in the Shore, this still amazed me. I even enjoyed this more than Kafka.

For me this is the best unrequited tragic love story I've read so far. As this is said to be the most openly emotional novel of Mr. Murakami, the prose is really haunting and the scenes are dreamy and surreal. Again, because Mr. Murakami uses a lot of metaphors and symbolisms, there can be layers of interpretations. I am not really fond of love stories (this just ha
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Mariel
Dec 03, 2010 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Laika is my dawg
Recommended to Mariel by: Be my 3am valentine
A moment in my life that has come back to haunt me during times of communication difficulty is when I told my grandmother that I hated to repeatedly shout out what I'd said for my mostly deaf grandfather because it made what I'd said sound stupid. Her response was that it was stupid all along, or something like that.
I've decided that reading translated works and translating them again with one's mind, experiences, what have you is like doing a cover song. Jeff Buckley actually used another Leona
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Kwesi 章英狮
When I asked my friend if she had tried to read Murakami's works, and she said no and she let me borrowed her one and only copy and it was given to her by her couple friend. And I was in doubt accepting her offer, because (1) It was given to her as a birthday gift and she didn't read it yet, fresh in the box; (2) some of my friends in Goodreads always talks about Murakami and his works so I decided to look for a free copy and lastly, (3) my insecurity works when I saw the cover, look, a nude wom ...more
Tfitoby

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb: Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and The Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.

K falls in love with Sumire but a devotion to an untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments - until she meets Miu, an older sophisticated busi
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Munif

عبقري.. عبقري.. عبقري

اقرأ هذا النص معي أكثر من مرة.

"غادرت الفراش. أزحت الستارة الشاحبة جانبًا وفتحت النافذة. أخرجت رأسي عبرها ورفعت بصري إلى السماء. بالتأكيد كان هناك قمر ترابي اللون معلق في السماء. جيد. كلانا ينظر إلى القمر نفسه في العالم عينه. كلانا مرتبط بالواقع بالخيط نفسه. كل ما عليَّ فعله سحبه بهدوء صوبي.
فتحت أصابع يدي وحدقت في راحتَيَّ بحثًا عن آثار دم. لم أجد شيئاً. لا رائحة دم. ولا بقع ولا تجلّط. لابد أن الدم، وبطريقته الصامتة الخاصة، تسرب داخلهما".


هذا الرجل عبقري، تائه بين العوالم.. بل
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Nishat
A Haruki Murkami book always rejoices loneliness & the possibility of another world where our other halves linger and perhaps remain happy. At least that’s what I would like to believe.

Laika, the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft ‘Sputnik 2’, died from overheating. She was the first animal and obviously the first dog to orbit the Earth. I wonder what she felt before she died. I wonder if she cried at all. Are there windows in spacecrafts? If there were, I wonder if she looked outside just be
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christa
I have an important announcement: Henceforth, when I refer to "my favorite writer" I will be talking about Haruki Murakami. He has been promoted, and no longer must defer to Mr. McInerney, Mr. Easton Ellis, Mr. Fitzgerald or Hemingway. Mr. Palahniuk, of course, plummeted with his 2008 sketch of the pornographic film industry "Snuff." This means that if two of these authors show up on the floor next to my bed, right of way goes to Murakami. This also means that if ever again in my life I am asked ...more
Zee
'Sputnik Sweeheart' is a novel that works its way quietly through the mind, awakening the senses and forcing you to look at the world through a different window. Like many of Murakami's characters, we are introduced to a set of young adults, who have somehow made it through the first stages of their life, but seem to be lost as to where they go from there.

Sumire, a young college drop-out with dreams of being a Japanese Kerouac meets Miu, a woman twice her age who she slowly begins to fall in lo
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mai ahmd
الرواية الرابعة التي أقرؤها لموراكامي بعد الغابة النيرويجية والحدود وكافكا على الشاطىء
وعلى الرغم من الإنتقادات الكثيرة التي سمعتها عن هذا الكاتب لكني مازلت أحب القراءة له
ويخيل لي أن من هذه الرواية كان الإنطلاقة لكتابة رواية كافكا على الشاطىء حيث لا تخلو من غرائبية وخاصة في فصولها الأخيرة والتي استحوذت على اهتمامي بشكل خاص
من هنا فيما يبدو ظهرت القطط وخاصة القط الأسود لا شك أن من قرأ كافكا يتذكره جيدا !
موراكامي كاتب يستخدم الجنس والتفاصيل الفجة لم يختلف الأمر في سبوتنيك
مازال يطعم بها رواياته
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Andrew Smith
Update Jan 2015.

A year has gone by since I read this book and I did give Murakami a short break, but I was drawn back to him sooner than I expected - I missed his world. I still haven't read all of his work - I don't like the Rat series and I've avoided the short stories to date - but I think there's some truth in the old saying: absence really does make the heart grow fonder!

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Time to give Murakami a rest, for a short while.

After working my
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Gearóid
Murakami never disappoints!

This was just a really lovely touching story of love and friendship.
Sumire is just such an intriguing character so unique and genuine.

This book is not as unusual as most Murikami books until about the last
Quarter when your in familiar Murikami land again.

Murikami just writes so brilliantly and this book is full of sentences
and paragraphs that will just stop you to think for a while and
absorb some pretty cool stuff.

Just luv it!!!!!
Ahmed
هى ابهرتنى فعلا وتكاد تفوق كافكا على الشاطئ(تكاد) يمكن تقليديتها مقارنة بكافكا هى اللى اعجبتنى كثير) البطله مبهره بالنسبه لى (مبهره فعلا) وفى مقاطع حسيت ان الكاتب بيتكلم عنى انا .
عامة رواية رائعه . اللغه (رغم الترجمه ) ظاهرة القوة والخفة والتمكن .
الحميميه فى الكتاب تجذبك وتركيزة الضوء على العلاقات الانسانيه المختلفه شدنى جدا.
تحس ان الكاتب بيتكلم عن اشخاص تعرفهم وبتقابلهم فى حياتك.
روايه انصح بها بشده وخاصة لمن يريد القراءه فى الادب الآسيوى واليابانى بصفه خاصه
HODA
" الفانتازيا ، الموسيقى ، الكتب ، العلاقات الحميمة "
من المستحيل أن تقرأ رواية لموراكامى بدون أن تجد هذه العناصر مُجتَمعة معاً ، حتى و إن اختلفت القصص و الشخصيات و الحوارات .. تجد طابع الرواية العام مُوَحَد ، بأسلوب جذّاب !

قرائتى السادسة لموراكامى .. ومن كُتّابى المّفَضلين و ما زلت أنبهر به كل مرة

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Allen Grace
Sometimes I feel so - I don't know - lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything you're used to has been ripped away. Like there's no more gravity, and I'm left to drift in outer space with no idea where I'm going.

"Like a little lost Sputnik?"

I guess so. . .


*****

One of the reasons why I picked this book up because of the title itself, Sputnik Sweetheart. It is a wonderful title for what it accounts for. It is as if it holds a special kind of love and romance. At first I was a bit per
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مصطفي سليمان
رواية غريبة لو حد شاف انسبشين هيفهم قصدي
رواية جوه رواية
اول عمل كامل اقراءه للكاتب الرائع
لاني مش بحب اقرأ وانا واخد اي انطباع
بالسلب او بالايجاب
علشان اقدر اكون فكرة خاصة بيا

بالنسبة للحكي
انا مش عارف الاسلوب دا اسمه ايه
بس انا بحبه
زي نوعا ما زي اسلوب احمد خالد توفيق
التشبيهات التركيبات

الحوار
سهل بشدة تحسه حقيقي بشدة
متقلب ما بين الواقعية المفرطة والاحلام
والاحاسيس المختلطة

الشخصيات
ثلات شخصيات اساسية
متداخلين ومتباعدين
مترابطين ومنفصلين
حب من طرف تالت!!! لو جاز التعبير
كل طرف بيبص من وجهة نظره اللي مش ثابته
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Sidharth Vardhan
The themes like loneliness, inability to communicate with loved ones, unrequited love, growing up and split personalities; are age old themes for novelists; have almost become cliches. While it doesn't mean they should no longer write about them, merely bringing in those themes in itself is not enough. Merely throwing in a beautiful paragraph every now and than is not enough, one should feel those things

'Sputnik Sweatheart' has, first things first, nothing to do with the space carrier. It is jus
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Filipe Miguel
Segundo livro de Murakami, mesma sensação

Iniciei a minha epopeia de Haruki Murakami com o livro de contos "O Elefante Evapora-se" e posteriormente adquiri este "Sputnik, Meu Amor". A ideia? Contos e prosa.

Li o "Elefante", gostei da escrita de Murakami, mas nada nos seus contos me interessou particularmente, tirando uma ou outra passagem.

Este "Sputnik, Meu Amor" é bastante mais apetecível. Tirando, aliás, a parte final, é um excelente livro de sensações, pensamentos e ligação autor-leitor.

A cone
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Ranee
...to be inlove. Like a sweeping feel and eruptions of clear desire. Like a force too great it changes you without breaking you; It engorges you then melt you yet it calms you back to lesser tones, relaxing.
Mr. Murakami captured 3 common themes revolving around love- the "first love"; the unrequited love; and the repressed love. When you thought you have thoroughly predicted that this is certainly a love triangle, you find deeper depths that makes you realize (or so i hope you realize)that ther
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Srinivas
So that’s how we live our lives. No matter how deep and fatal the loss, no matter how important the thing that’s stolen from us—that’s snatched right out of our hands—even if we are left completely changed people with only the outer layer of skin from before, we continue to play out our lives this way, in silence. We draw ever nearer to our allotted span of time, bidding it farewell as it trails off behind. Repeating, often adroitly, the endless deeds of the everyday. Leaving behind a feeling of ...more
Sarah
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William
I was looking for new authors and came across a lot of strong opinions on Murakami, good and bad, on Goodreads. I thought I'd give him a shot. But i absolutely hated it. What I don't know is if its a bad translation, or if its Murakami's style itself, but I felt it was just horribly written. His similes and metaphors were amateurish and misfit; Her resolve was a regular Rock of Gibraltar. His descriptions seem forced; ...to help prop up her uncertain life here on this third planet from the sun.A ...more
الحنينْ
يا الله على هذا الموراكامي وعلى عوالمه التي يسحب القارئ إليها غصبًا دون ان يتسنى للقارئ ان يقبل او يرفض!
شخصيات غريبة وأحداث مثيرة ومخيفة أحيانًا لا يقدر على صياغتها بهذه الطريقة الا هذا الكاتب
أستطيع القول الآن أنه من الكتّاب المفضلين لدي حتمًا
Ana
Acabei de devorar este livro e gostei tanto!
Com o coração e a alma cheios, com as emoções num autêntico turbilhão, torna-se muito difícil organizar e escrever tudo o que quero e devo escrever. Penso que não sou capaz…
Magia, solidão, amor, sonhos, palavras, escrita, desencontros, segredos, almas…
Uma magnífica viagem aos dois mundos, aos dois lados de nós mesmos.
Uma maravilhosa escrita ondulante, envolvente, que nos leva e da qual nos custa voltar.
Este magnifico livro é tudo isto e muito mais.
Hannah
I had a lot of free time today so I decided to go to a bookstore. When I went in, I was greeted by a range of Murakami books (joined by Palahniuk, etc. I don't know, must be their bestsellers). I had to wipe my drool. My eyes were set on Sputnik--it has been on my reading list for a long time now but unfortunately, I don't have the money to buy it yet. Just as I was about to move to another section, a brilliant idea suddenly came: Why not read it here and now? The book isn't that thick and maybe ...more
Bach Tran Quang
Thật ra cuốn sách này được ba sao rưỡi. Đoạn đầu thì gần 3 sao, nhưng chỉ 70 trang cuối cùng thì quả là kiệt xuất! Nó chứa đựng đủ đầy cái nhìn rất đỗi Murakami về thế giới. Những lần đọc trước, tôi không thể chiêm nghiệm được hết, nhưng lần đọc này, thì quả thật thấy rất thấm thía.

"Phải chăng Trái Đất này sinh ra để nuôi dưỡng những nỗi cô đơn" câu hỏi này xoáy sâu và mọi ngóc ngách của tôi. Một cuốn sách buồn thảm và u ám nhưng cũng rất đẹp. Có lẽ, Mủakami cũng đã nhận mình là một người ngoại
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