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South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
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May 08, 11

it was ok
bookshelves: adult, asian

My first Murakami novel, and apparently not a good one to start with. I know that a certain emotional distance and obliqueness comes with Japanese literature, but the characters here carry it to extremes...and the writing is not fluid or beautiful enough to make up for it. I'm curious if translation problems have anything to do with it, but alas, am not stirred enough to really look into it.
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mmm....maybe Norwegian Wood would tempt you back to reading Murakami?
And dont leave The Girl With Glass Feet on your to read bookshelf forever, its a great read!!

Wendy Darling Oh, thanks! I've been assured by several people that his other books would be much more to my taste. I have a few, including Norwegian Wood, on my teetering TBR pile.

Krista I'm reading "South of the Border, West of thr Sun" now... how superficial! and a review commented it's his most lyrical novel! spare me! when the narrator refers to one of the women as thr Mercedes E02 woman I died a little inside.

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