**spoiler alert** This book was a great surprise. I bought it at Hatchards in London the 8th of December, 2019. Lately I have been focusing on classic**spoiler alert** This book was a great surprise. I bought it at Hatchards in London the 8th of December, 2019. Lately I have been focusing on classic novels and the so-called 'greatest authors', the ones that you have to read at least once in your life. Despite that, I felt like I needed a break from it, and from nonfiction, so I decided to give this book a go, even if I had not heard before about Hanna Jameson.
I started reading it on my flight back home, and I couldn't stop. The way the author manages to create this post apocalpytic atmosphere and the way to narrate it made it very easy for me to feel immersed in the novel from the very first pages. I am the kind of person who gets lost easily when there are a lot of characters. This didn't happen to me in 'The Last'. The psychological development of the characters throughout the novel was realistic and, many times I felt identified with the narrator.
The only reason I am not giving this book five stars is because I thought the ending would be more 'powerful'. The mistery side of the novel is overstretched and I feel like a more simplistic, yet more intriguing way of ending it would have been possible.
Siempre está bien sentarse con Murakami para tener lo que sabes que va a ser una buena conversación. Haruki Murakami presenta en este libro su formaSiempre está bien sentarse con Murakami para tener lo que sabes que va a ser una buena conversación. Haruki Murakami presenta en este libro su forma de ver la escritura y el mundo editorial. Nos explica cuidadosamente qué significa para él ser escritor y cómo afrontar las críticas para poder seguir en el mundo de la escritura después de tantos años.
Es un libro muy personal que no creo que deba verse como una guía para aprender a escribir, sino más bien la perspectiva personal de este peculiar escritor que hoy día tiene tantos fans y detractores en todo el mundo.
Si bien no conecto con Murakami a nivel personal y mi opinión difiere en gran medida a la suya en muchos aspectos, siempre disfruto leyendo sus novelas y me ha gustado poder saber más sobre él. ...more
This was an interesting read as well as an innovative novel. The way the author carefully describes this futuristic society is entertaining andThis was an interesting read as well as an innovative novel. The way the author carefully describes this futuristic society is entertaining and engaging. I found it really curious how, in many aspects, I also thought that our society would look the way the author portraits it.
Despite that, I found the book somehow incomplete. Throughout the novel I thought the author was building up to some grand finale and to join all the stories together. That didn't happen and, because of my expectations, I was quite disappointed.
The different characters were carefully described and I felt how I got to know them more and more as the novel progressed, even if sometimes they acted in ways I wouldn't have expected.
In conclusion, it was a refreshing read that made me reflect about interesting topics (love, affection, drugs, the future...) from a different perspective.