L'Eléphant s'évapore

Paperback, 379 pages

French language

Published June 10, 1998 by Seuil.

ISBN:
9782020213691
OCLC Number:
39509218

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I think this book proves why Murakami's stories don't work as short stories, he needs those extra couple of 100 pages to take you a surreal journey. In this book that journey is just starting when the story ends, every single story leaves you unsatisfied. The first story seems to be the first chapter of the wind up bird chronicle and taken like this it makes no sense at all, as the full book it is great.

The rest of the stories here are brilliant, "the kangaroo communique" is probably my favourite, a creepy guy working in a product control department likes a customer's letter and decides to communicate like a proper stalker, at one point he is outside her house. It makes for some very gripping reading. The main story "The elephant vanishes" is about.....wait for it....an elephant that vanishes, this was the most interesting story, you get no …

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