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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  10,426 ratings  ·  1,534 reviews
Haruki Murakami'den tekrar tekrar okumak isteyeceğiniz, her okumada yeni keşifler vaat eden sarsıcı bir anlatı…

Uyuyamıyorum. Tam on yedi gün oldu. On yedi gündüz ve on yedi gece. Çok uzun bir zaman. Artık uykunun nasıl bir şey olduğunu bile tam olarak anımsayamıyorum…

Gözlerimi kapatmayı denedim. Sonra uyumanın nasıl bir his olduğunu hatırlamaya çalıştım. Fakat orada
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published 2015 by Doğan Kitap (first published 1987)
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Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok this was so quick read I find myself finishing this book and flipping the pages to find more , it's so short but so good absolutely I'm gonna read more to Haruki murakami
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sleep can be a blessing.
Or,… otherwise.

By the time I was reading this Murakami’s it just happened I watched a tape by famous Sleep researcher, psychiatrist W. Dement. His research on REM (rapid eye movements) and dreams had been long and very enlightening. He started in the 1950’s at the Chicago University.

One of the key concepts is that of REM sleep: though muscles are turned off, the brain activity continues. If people are awakened in the REM phase, 80% of them will have a vivid recall
Manuel Antão
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

Anna Karenina and a Glass of Remy Martin: "Sono" by Haruki Murakami Published in English in 1989 as "Sleep" (Portuguese Edition published 2013).

Sometimes the idea of wasting time by being asleep goes through my mind. That I could or should be producing something useful (like reading or making stuff); because sleep would be something useless. Reading, watching, writing or doing any other activity at dawn. In some sleepless nights during
Francisca Viegas
This book had a really cool premise. A woman who can't sleep. But this is not a case of insomnia, she just does not need it. At all.
She spends all her nights READING BOOKS. From 10 pm to 6 am, that's all she does. Every day, for seventeen days. Isn't that a dream come true?
I was enjoying it very much. But then, that ending... That was NOT an ending.
I understand it is supposed to be a short story, but still... Nothing was explained.
Maybe the last few pages of my copy went missing. That is the
Steven Godin
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan, fiction
Does counting sheep really help you nod off?, or is it an old wives tale that is a waste of time. What about taking long deep breaths? or maybe drinking herbal tea?. I am sure we all have had sleepless nights at some point. But what if it started to take over your life?. Spending night after night suspended in wakeful Surreal slumber. The narrator, a Japanese housewife has spent many a night without sleep, after previously waking from a nightmare, she felt immobilized, seeing a figure lurking in ...more
That time when you suggest - and then, uselessly command - your brain to go to sleep and the harder you try, the wider awake it becomes? Yup, I think I can relate to it.
I was expanding my life, and it was wonderful. My hands weren’t empty anymore. Here I was―alive, and I could feel it. It was real. I wasn’t being consumed any longer. Or at least there was a part of me in existence that was not being consumed, and that was what gave me this intensely real feeling of being alive. A life without
Wow I did end this tiny story nearly a year after I did start it. Let me explain it. This story is of a woman not sleeping for 17 days in a row. But not because she can’t sleep nope because she doesn’t want to. She reads books like Anna Karenina, she lurks in the night, going out on a risk. I love Murakami, his writing and the ability to create beautiful unique stories but also strange stories. I couldn’t finish it because me was a long time having really bad insomnia and it made me feel a bit ...more
Tukunjil Nayeera
Wow! I fast fall asleep while reading this story of an unnamed woman who can't sleep. Then I woke up and re-read the end part and guess what! It still didn’t make any sense.

Although I didn’t get the ending I gave it 4star because of Murakami's surreal and enchanting writing style.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel rather at home with this book. No, I haven’t been wide awake for the past 17 days, but I’ve always had trouble sleeping. Ironically enough, the fact that I couldn’t sleep was the reason why I decided to start reading this book. Let’s just say that I didn’t stop until I reached the very last page. Just like the main character, I find myself thinking too much… too much about the strange ending the author decided to give to this book. It could mean so many different things. There are ...more
Ana  Lelis
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-portuguese, ebooks
It's a quite interesting book. Murakami was able to make a reflection about some actual subjects. And I also disliked the spoilers of Anna Karenina. Neither I hate nor like the ending, I wish there was a little more to it.
Sara Williams

The pictures saved it. I couldn't imagine getting through this if I didn't know there'd be a new one every page I turned.

Haruki Murakami's Sleep is a short story from one of his other novels which was published separately. I haven't read The Elephant Vanishes yet (even though I will. I will read all of Murakami's eventually) so I can't quite frame the story in the original novel but, to me personally, Sleep felt pointless.

It comes about a woman in her 30s - it is narrated by her, actually -
This early short-story (1989) offers a welcome dip into Murakami’s surreal universe. It foregrounds the voice of an ostensibly submissive but privately self-assured Japanese housewife, who, by want of sleep, discovers a whole new interior world. The familiar becomes repulsively alien and the realm of fiction offers a more truthful slice of life than humdrum middle-class family life. An attractive Murakami fingerprint is the weird, slightly menacing stillness that envelops the story. The city ...more
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wonderful
It's an awesome short story about a housewife who has a seemingly peaceful, happy family finding unexpected new dimensions about herself after she eerily lost the ability to fall asleep. Mr. Murakami wrote this story some 20 years ago, but this new version of Sleep is still enjoyable, especially with the surreal, imaginatively drawn artworks by a Germany female artist.
DeeDee 3kk
The book talks about the loneliness of the motherhood in the world
How The mother lose her identity because all of her attention are in the House , her husband and her children
she forget herself and her hobbies , her family and friends
and, unfortunately,no one do pay attention to her
not anyone in her home
Lost and lost and no one sees
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt the need to read it yesterday (nostalgia's effects :3 ) because of the stress, love, and the sentiments that caused me some sleeping problems .. This book has a sentimental value for me, which makes my review quite personal, i couldn't judge the book myself, I read it with curiosity and nostalgia ..
I liked "her" life , this book makes somethings clearer and others fuzzier, it's just related to a person for me which makes detaching the book-story and my own life and love affair hard! it
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-readings
Short, but wonderful.
Pedro Miguel Santos
Such an amazing book. Such an amazing end. I'm dazed and fascinated.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a Japanese housewife in her 30's who finds herself unable to fall asleep over the course of several weeks, after having experienced a terrible nightmare. Yet, as the reader soon dicovers, her lack of sleep has nothing to do with a regular case of insomnia.

For most of the book, this was an enchanting short story. The ending fell very flat though.
It genuinely felt like the last pages of my copy were missing, the ending was just that abrupt. It made absolutely no sense to me.
Living Belowtheclouds
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, japan, short
I loved everything about this book, except the ending. I do not think I get it, but maybe someday with more maturity I will have a different opinion. This will be re-read in maybe 10 years.
Wow I got so many questions. The ending threw me for a loop.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
murakami never disappoints. it's a short book, so i read it quickly. as any murakami's book i read it very easily and lightly; he describes things so well that you feel them, as if you are the one they are happening to. nice read.
"Da dove veniamo? Chi siamo? Dove andiamo?"
Le tre domande di Gauguin sono sicuramente tra i massimi quesiti esistenziali dell'uomo, ma non è da sottovalutare un'altra domanda: "Siamo davvero vivi o stiamo solo sognando?"

La protagonista di Sonno è una donna sposata, relativamente appagata dalla propria vita tranquilla e sicura. Forse troppo. Le sue giornate si svolgono entro schemi che si ripetono costantemente, meccanicamente, rendendole impossibile distinguere un giorno da un altro. La sua
Reading for the second time...

This is my third book from Murakami and every single word can perfectly describe absolutely every emotion I can feel .

"This is how people change. But nobody realizes it. Nobody notices. Only I know what happens. I could try to tell them, but they wouldn’t understand. They wouldn’t believe me. Or if they do,they would have absolutely no idea what I’m feeling. They would only see me as a threat to their inductive world view. I am changing, though. Really changing.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always forget how wonderful Murakami's writing is. This one fiercely reminded me of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, a story I revisited earlier this year. Both have wonderfully deranged female voices, women right at the edge of convention. Both, for reasons outside their control (Victorian-style "hysteria" and extreme insomnia), fall right off this edge into a wild, formless reality... it would be a disservice, I think, to call this affirmation of the self "madness".

Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
" I would feel a hint of drowsiness, but my mind was there, in its own room, on the other side of a transparent wall, watching me. My physical self was drifting through the feeble morning light, and all the while I could feel my mind staring, breathing, close beside it. I was both a body on the verge of sleep and a mind determined to stay awake."
Can routine do that to us? Would it be resulting from one feeling stuck in everlasting repeated
This is the forth short story in my collection of The Elephant Vanishes and I enjoyed it much more than "The Second Bakery Attack".

It's about a young 30 years old woman, who is a wife and mother and is suffering from a very special type of insomnia-she is unable to sleep even for 5 minutes. It's been 17 days since the last time she slept. Naturally, because of sleep deprivation she has now much more time and starts reading books, which was her hobby during her school days and starts pondering
Aug 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of this short story was quite amazing because it is about a woman who hasn't slept for 17 days and how her life changes because of that. She roams deserted streets at night and doesn't tell her family of this. It was also an examination of the philosophical question of death at the end but it kinda fell flat for me. I couldn't connect with the main character and everything seemed a bit pointless. Not my favorite short story of Murakami.
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2019-read
Actual rating: 3.50
Rajat Ubhaykar
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A poignant story about a woman who wakes up to the world around her after she loses her ability to sleep.
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: weird
WOW ! I didnt get the ending... but WOW, this was so interessting and disturbing ...more
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Murakami Haruki (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. His work has been described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'. He can be located on Facebook at:

Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by
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“My very existence, my life in the world, seemed like a hallucination. A strong wind would make me think my body was about to be blown to the end of the earth, to some land I had never seen or heard of, where my mind and body would separate forever. “Hold tight,” I would tell myself, but there was nothing for me to hold on to.” 25 likes
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