Category Archives: Haruki Murakami

An insomniac whirlwind of a novel: ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’, by Haruki Murakami (1982)

I’m starting to see how people get hooked on Murakami.  I picked ‘After Dark‘ for my first foray into his oeuvre because it was the shortest book in the library.  This being Murakami, after finishing I immediately had to run … Continue reading

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‘After Dark’ by Haruki Murakami (2004)

I’m feeling rather proud of myself at the moment.  After many many years of being intimidated, I’ve finally broken in to the massive Murakami fan-club. I tried before, and got ‘Norwegian Wood’ out of the library, but the book just sat on … Continue reading

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