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It shows how a great tragedy can affect an entire country, even if the character knew no one in the effected area.
The reason I even bother to write a review is the last story, Honey Pie, which is one of the best short stories I've read in any collection.
Each of the short stories in the excellent "After the Quake" are linked to the terrible earthquake that shook Kobe in Jan'95.
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 9 hours ago by Barbikat
Beautiful collection of short stories as per usual. No surprises here; classic murakami. Highly recommend for short easy entertainment. Enjoy!Published 2 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 5 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 6 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 8 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 8 months ago by BT Invictus
Haruki Murakami never disappoints. Fascinates, puzzles, makes you laugh ... and ponder, but never disappoints. Read morePublished 9 months ago by graeme addicott
During natural disasters, similar to the recent Typhoon over the Philippines, reading Haruki Murakami’s linked collection of short stories, After the Quake becomes much more... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Caitlin Claire Morris