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This is turning out to be really good.  Very dreamy/hallucinatory prose.  Wildly imaginative.


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good so far

 

I know right... Reminds me of an American Murakami...

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I know right... Reminds me of an American Murakami...

I haven't read Murakami - I usually stay away from Chinese/Japanese and Korean translated works because of terrible translations, especially contemporary fiction. I have had bad experiences in the past. But because this book was written in English as a first language and because it got short listed for the booker and the rave reviews I though i'd give it a go. 

 

Has Murakami translated his own novels? Would you recommend them? I read "soul mountain" by Gao Xingjian and "the garden of evening mists" by "Tan Twan Eng" and didn't like them at all if that helps. 

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I haven't read Murakami - I usually stay away from Chinese/Japanese and Korean translated works because of terrible translations, especially contemporary fiction. I have had bad experiences in the past. But because this book was written in English as a first language and because it got short listed for the booker and the rave reviews I though i'd give it a go. 

 

Has Murakami translated his own novels? Would you recommend them? I read "soul mountain" by Gao Xingjian and "the garden of evening mists" by "Tan Twan Eng" and didn't like them at all if that helps. 

I love Murakami. I don't think I can really comment on the transaltion quality and haven't read Gao or Tan. I can only read english so maybe I am not the best judge but I have read these.

 

A Wild Sheep Chase

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Norwegian Wood ( My Fav )

Dance Dance Dance

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle ( My Fav )

Sputnik Sweetheart

Kafka on the Shore (My Fav)

After Dark

 

Once on a trip I told my friend: Read Norwegian Wood, Listen to the Song Norwegian Wood, Watch the Movie Norwegian Wood and listen to Reiko playing Norwegian Wood in the movie. I know it doesn't make sense :gs1000smile:

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"Dr. Sleep" - Stephen King

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I love Murakami. I don't think I can really comment on the transaltion quality and haven't read Gao or Tan. I can only read english so maybe I am not the best judge but I have read these.

 

A Wild Sheep Chase

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Norwegian Wood ( My Fav )

Dance Dance Dance

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle ( My Fav )

Sputnik Sweetheart

Kafka on the Shore (My Fav)

After Dark

 

Once on a trip I told my friend: Read Norwegian Wood, Listen to the Song Norwegian Wood, Watch the Movie Norwegian Wood and listen to Reiko playing Norwegian Wood in the movie. I know it doesn't make sense :gs1000smile:

thanks i will definitely take a look

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very talented Irish author for anyone interested. One of the best short story collections i have read. ¬

 

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i have been reading a lot lately,. Also been meaning to read this for a long while - finally getting to it. ¬

 

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read it last year - great book

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Im thinking of putting up a list of the books that i have read in the last 3 years (since I started keeping a list).

I was going to give them a score out of ten. If anyone is interested let me know. Im wondering whether or not to 

start a new thread or would it be alright to have it here? 

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Im thinking of putting up a list of the books that i have read in the last 3 years (since I started keeping a list).

I was going to give them a score out of ten. If anyone is interested let me know. Im wondering whether or not to 

start a new thread or would it be alright to have it here? 

Start a NEW THREAD... I am interested.. I will add to it as well.

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Start a NEW THREAD... I am interested.. I will add to it as well.

right i will try to get it together tonight - the list is very long so it will take some time. 

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