After Dark

Paperback, 201 pages

English language

Published June 7, 2007 by Harvill Press.

ISBN:
9781846550485

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4 stars (3 reviews)

A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle international bestsellers, with a surprising infusion of heart, Murakami has produced one of his most enchanting fictions yet.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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4 stars

Interesting. This felt a lot more cohesive and polished than some of the other stuff I've read by Murakami.

I wish I could learn more about the characters, but it was interesting to have this fleeting glimpse into other people's lives and to wonder what might become of them. I also enjoy how Murakami engages with complicated aspects of life through dialogue, because it seems like that's how we should but rarely do solve our own issues.

I'll wind up reading this book again because I feel like there's a lot that I'm missing and because it was just very enjoyable.

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