After Dark ebook
by Haruki Murakami
I read Murakami’s After Dark exclusively at night time Another great thing about reading all the Haruki Murakami books for someone like me, who's just so fond of Music, things way more delightful.
I read Murakami’s After Dark exclusively at night time. Capricious as it might sound, I do believe that most of it I read after midnight. Darkness encroaching all around, only a dim desk lamp to illuminate my surroundings. Another great thing about reading all the Haruki Murakami books for someone like me, who's just so fond of Music, things way more delightful. Murakami is a music lover himself and it's quite evident from all his works, hence, there's a lot of musical references from different genres like jazz, classical and pop-tracks.
Home Haruki Murakami After Dark. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15. Contents. Far from skimming, she seems to be biting off and chewing it one line at a time. On her table is a coffee cup.
After Dark (アフターダーク, Afutā Dāku) is a 2004 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Set in metropolitan Tokyo over the course of one night, characters include Mari Asai, a 19-year-old student, who is spending the night reading in a Denny's. There she meets Takahashi Tetsuya, a trombone-playing student who loves Curtis Fuller's "Five Spot After Dark" song on Blues-ette; Takahashi knows Mari's sister Eri, who he was once interested in, and insists that the group of them have hung out before.
Murakami's 12th work of fiction is darkly entertaining and more novella than novel. I really enjoy Murakami’s writing style
Murakami's 12th work of fiction is darkly entertaining and more novella than novel. I really enjoy Murakami’s writing style. Mari’s story was interesting because she met several people and that allowed the author to show many layers of that character. That’s why at the end of the book (only one night after the story began) the reader can feel that she has grown and developed. Eri’s story, however, was certainly confusing and the author never really gives us satisfying explanations about what happened to her.
This book proves me right when I say Murakami is one hell of a writer. Murakami describes a darker and scarier Tokyo in After Dark. In a city like this, how can much can your life change in just a night?
Steven Poole finds Haruki Murakami marries the strange and mundane with his usual precision in After Dark. Just before midnight, we meet a young woman, Mari, smoking and reading a book in a coffee shop.
Steven Poole finds Haruki Murakami marries the strange and mundane with his usual precision in After Dark. Before dawn she will have met a trombonist, Takahashi, as well as Kaoru, the tough blond manager of a local love hotel, where a Chinese prostitute is beaten up by a mysterious man. Meanwhile, Mari's sister Eri is asleep, as she has been for the last two months, and something very strange is happening in her bedroom. An unplugged television set sparks to life, showing a room where a man sits wearing a cellophane mask.
After Dark, Murakami’s latest novel, is a streamlined, hushed ensemble piece built on the notion that very late at night, after the lamps of logic have been snuffed and rationality has shut its eyes, life on earth becomes boundariless and blurred. Individuals who were separate during the day begin to lose uniqueness, to leak distinctiveness, melting into a soft psychic collective.
Murakami writes with admirable discipline, producing ten pages a day, after which he runs ten kilometres (he began long-distance running in 1982 and has participated in numerous marathons and races), works on translations, and then reads, listens to records and cooks.