Saturday, January 19, 2008

"After the Quake" by Haruki Murakami

A great, great collection of short stories set in Japan just after the 1995 earthquake in Kobe:This was my first time reading Marukami & I already want more.

7 comments:

Happy Reader said...

Hmm. Interesting storyline. I love the cover. This is going on my wishlist!

666 said...

is it Marukami or Murakami. Not that it makes any difference :-)

Japanese short stories. Would be an interesting read.

suramya said...

was it amazing, good or worth a one time read?

Radha said...

Happy Reader,
It had been on my wishlist for such a long time (not this particular bok, but a Murakami)

666,
Murakami. The stories are short but powerful; you'll like them.

Suramya,
Umm, on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this book a 9.

Keshi said...

wow!

Keshi.

clickable said...

I just finished "The elephant vanishes" and "Kafka on the shore" and was very impressed with his style. I think some credit is due to the translators as well. I'm sure it must be really difficult to translate his work, and not lose the meaning.

Radha said...

Cickable,
I'm sure Japanese is very tough to translate.
"Kafka on the shore" is next on my list too.