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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.
This and After Dark are probably my two favorite books my Murakami. His novels are fantastic, specifically After Dark and Hard Boiled, but this collection of short stories really... Read morePublished 21 days ago by So Far Gone
The writing as a simple straight forward appearance and a deeper emotional background. Overall, a very satisfying book to read.Published 1 month ago by Journey Hahn
Murakami is one of my favorite writers for good reason. I currently have ALL his translated English works in my collection. I've read them each at least four times. Great buy.Published 1 month ago by Osiris
As usual each carries an eerie set of events or a personal transformation. Captivating stories a la Haruki's style. As usual could not put it down!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Japanese Master of the Surreal at his finest, telling stories taking place after the Kobi quake, and showing the impact the impact of the event on each characters psyche.Published 2 months ago by Casey B. Solomon
The book and its stories are short , but filled with the wonder of Murakami's prose. Every page is a delight to read.Published 2 months ago by Constance Hays
The stories were a delightful surprise even in their darkest moments. Very deep yet hopeful, touching and fun. Gold glimpse at Japanese culturePublished 3 months ago by robb hansen