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Murakami fans pack stores at midnight for new novel

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I really liked "A Wild Sheep Chase" and "Dance, Dance, Dance" back in the 80s.

I never thought Murakami would later go through the roof in popularity.

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"contender for the Nobel literature prize"

Is Murakami really the best literature Japan has to offer?

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Is Murakami really the best literature Japan has to offer?

That's a rhetorical question right?

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Is Murakami really the best literature Japan has to offer

Countries or other official groups get to nominate a candidate to be considered for the prize each year. Murakami has been Japan's candidate for the past few years, perhaps since Mr. Oe won, although I'm not sure about that.

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I like the first few books I read of his - Kafka, etc. - but then it got repetitive: Deep sleep, fantasy character, deep sleep, dream like situation, deep sleep, deeper sleep.

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@Jalapeno

I like the first few books I read of his - Kafka, etc. - but then it got repetitive: Deep sleep, fantasy character, deep sleep, dream like situation, deep sleep, deeper sleep.

You forgot the cat.

Personally I can't stand his work (I've read Kafka, Norwegian Wood and The Elephant Vanishes) but I am sure that is my failing, not his.

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Murakami fans pack stores at midnight for new novel

Shoulda come to Hachioji Eki instead. They were hawking this book as crowds passed by on their commute, and nobody paid any attention

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Entertaining for sure, and enjoyed by many outside of Japan. Tends to be a bit formulaic, but the stories connect to the everyday life we lead.

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Die heard fans of an author being born a few years late.

5 years ealier and Nobel maybe.

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“... so I can post what I think on Twitter...” So, the point is not to enjoy the novel, but immediately to let the world know what you think of it. I, for one, could not care less.

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It's truly amazing how the far-right fruitbats who frequent this site can twist a story about Haruki Murakami's new book into a vehicle for their hatred of the former American president. Bizarre.

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