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Haruki Murakami
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Posted 6/5/15 , edited 6/5/15
i've read all of murakami's books

"Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World" is probably my favorite.
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Posted 6/13/15
Yessss, I freakin' love Murakami's style! I haven't read all of his books yet, but that is in progress!
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Posted 6/13/15
1Q84 man. I will never recover from it.
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Posted 6/16/15
It seems that I'm the odd duck when it comes to Murakami. I find that his best work is when he remains grounded in reality with maybe a touch of his trademark magical realism. For example, for me, I find his strongest books are Norwegian Wood, South of the Border, West of the Sun, and Sputnik Sweetheart. All three of them could be looked at as romance novels I suppose, but the interesting introspection and plot direction are what keep me interested.

On the other hand, I found that 1Q84, while still enjoyable, completely falls apart at the end, Kafka on the Shore is an excellent view of interpretive fiction, but it in itself isn't a strong work and Hard Boiled Wonderland had interesting ideas, but were way too easy to predict.

Basically what I'm saying is that I love his work, but only when he keeps one foot on the ground.
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Posted 6/22/15
I've read a lot about the author, and own one of his books, but have yet to start it because I'm a busy college student. He's so incredibly wise, so I hope I can pick it up soon.
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Posted 7/9/15
I gave After Dark a chance and was unimpressed. Haven't tried anything else by him.
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Posted 7/11/15
After dark is the wrong book to start with. It is more of a look at the psychology of isolation in modern Japanese society than built on his particular style of story-craft.
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Posted 7/11/15 , edited 7/11/15
I think AD was the only Murakami book my library carried so that's why I read that one. I wanted, and still kinda want, to read Kafka on the Shore.
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Posted 7/19/15
He's probably my favourite author currently. I've read IQ84, Norwegian Wood, Kafka, and Wind-up Bird and I loved them all. I've got the Strange Library and Hard Boiled Wonderland up next to read (Sorry for all the abbreviated names).
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
I've really been on a Murakami binge since the beginning of the year. Listened to the Hard Boiled Wonderland audio book in January. Read the short story collection After the Quake at work this spring (The Frog story is absolutely awesome, who doesn't love a talking frog? kerokero). Read Sputnik Sweetheart in May and Norwegian Wood in June.

Currently working on the 3rd part of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, but it's hard with Armada by Ernest Cline waiting temptingly by my bedside
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