Friday, October 24, 2008

After the Quake

Murakami is one of my most favorite writers. His style is smooth, hip, imaginative and succinct. He looks at aspects of relationships and kinds of relationships that are so easy to gloss over. His characters are so cool. They are all outsiders with trenchant observations about the status quo.

After the Quake: Stories is a collection of six stories written with insight and depth. The stories read fast. The collection is an entertaining, two commute (for me) read that I wished lasted longer. Murakami is one of a kind and convinces me to buy into characters like giant talking frogs that I normally wouldn't.

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