Dance Dance Dance

(The Rat #4)

393 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 1994 by Kodansha International, Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America.

ISBN:
9784770016836
OCLC Number:
28218488

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4 stars (17 reviews)

Dance Dance Dance (ダンス・ダンス・ダンス, Dansu Dansu Dansu) is the sixth novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. First published in 1988, it was translated into English by Alfred Birnbaum in 1994. The book is a sequel to Murakami's novel A Wild Sheep Chase. In 2001, Murakami said that writing Dance Dance Dance had been a healing act after his unexpected fame following the publication of Norwegian Wood and that, because of this, he had enjoyed writing Dance more than any other book.

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Review of 'Dance, Dance, Dance' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

A great follow-up to "A Wild Sheep Chase," which continues the story with the same narrator from the first book.

The main character is pulled back to the hotel where things first got really weird, but the hotel is gone. It has been replaced with a large, luxury hotel with the same name. Everything is sleek and new, except for the fact that there are strange stories and rumors of elevator experiences. Stories that get hushed and put away.

If you liked "A Wild Sheep Chase," you will likely enjoy this book too. I would NOT recommend reading "Dance Dance Dance" without first having read the other book, though, because there is so much backstory. One would feel very, very lost (more than the normal Murakami disorientation).

Review of 'Dance, Dance, Dance' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I think this series peaked with A wild sheep chase, Dance Dance Dance just doesn't flow as well. it is still a good book but I did struggle getting through all the time spent in Hawaii. One thing I have noticed with Murakami's books is you have to pay attention to everything that happens, even something as simple as somebody saying they don't like a car is important to future plot twists.

The thing that does stop this from getting five stars was the ending, I didn't like it, it feels like quite a cold finish to the series, I invested a lot of time reading this series and I felt a bit short changed with the suddenness to the end, too many unanswered questions, this must have been how viewers of lost felt. It's not going to put me off reading more Murakami though, I do love his style …

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  • Japan -- Fiction.