After dark (2007, Alfred A. Knopf) 4 stars

A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight …

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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.