The Elephant Vanishes (short story collection)

jeu. 14 février 2019 à 00:30 — informations

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Famished Frog
Morristown
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Morristown

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Amazon review by James Hampton III: Like a CD album with 17 tracks that you never have to skip. Murakami's short stories deal with big themes so precisely and delicately that they barely intrude for the enjoyable first reading and then they flood in on me for the more enjoyable second reading. The third story of the collection is The Kangaroo Communique. It is a second person narrative between a male department store employee who is responding to a letter of complaint from a female customer. This story is followed by another, called On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning, which is a narrative, within a narrative, within a story. They both are love stories Murakami-style, reality and subjective experience communicated simultaneously. My personal favorite of the collection is called The Silence. In it a man recounts his experience of being shunned in high school on the basis of a slanderous lie. He remains undefeated by his tormentors due to the mental lessons he received from the martial art of boxing. Murakami's fiction is informative in so many ways; full of psychological, historical, and cultural facts. Amazingly, this short-fiction may be fuller than his five-hundred plus page novels. Amazon review by S. Rockwell: Mesmerizing fiction!!! I was spell-bound - this was the first book of Murakami's fiction that I read (I'd read "Underground" before this, which was non-fiction), and I was literally mesmerized by his prose. At times, I felt as though I was losing touch with reality - especially while reading "TV People". I literally couldn't put it down - it grabbed me from the start, and before I knew it, I'd read every story and the day was over!! I got lost in it - I'm looking forward to getting lost in more of Murakami's books now!! Illustration by Micah Lidberg

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