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Murakami drew me in with his simple language and the powerful dialogue of his intriguing characters.
Each of the short stories in the excellent "After the Quake" are linked to the terrible earthquake that shook Kobe in Jan'95.
It shows how a great tragedy can affect an entire country, even if the character knew no one in the effected area.
The stories were a delightful surprise even in their darkest moments. Very deep yet hopeful, touching and fun. Gold glimpse at Japanese culturePublished 12 days ago by robb hansen
I was fairly disappointed with Murakami's attempt to demonstrate humanity in the aftermath of the horrific 1995 Kobe earthquake. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth Anders
I read this book as a prelude to reading Colorless. I had no idea that this is such a good book. Depressing, whimsical, sweet, funny, sad and countless other emotions. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbikat
Beautiful collection of short stories as per usual. No surprises here; classic murakami. Highly recommend for short easy entertainment. Enjoy!Published 4 months ago by Kerrin
Six stories fill this volume. The thread through all of them is the 1995 Kobe earthquake, as in reverberations, shocks, and tremors of lives that intersect with others. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gabriel Valjan
Honestly this was my first book by this author. I've heard great things about his work and I read this book because according to the reviews on this author from "good reads" they... Read morePublished 9 months ago by luz
You can't just eat one. They're like potato chips. Addictive. You've got to eat the whole bag. What surprises me is that there's no translator listed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stan
After the Quake is an intriguing collection of short stories and my first real encounter with Murakami, if you don't count the fascinating exchange he has with Paul Theroux in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by BT Invictus