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Well, I just finished 'Moth's by Karl Manders. Really liked it because I was extremely identified with the protagonist, the kid, who is also Dutch and loves to run. But the book deals about two parallel stories, the father who ends up going to east Europe in the second world war period, while his only child, grows with his aunt in Holland. Really moving and detailed.

I've already began Antonin Artaud's 'Van Gogh, The Man Suicided by Society' so far, it's great.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2012 at 3:55am
I have read  almost every Murakami book ( or better to say - almost every translation I could find, own his books in English,Lithuanian and Russian) LOL. Even have read his non-fiction novel about gas attack in Tokyo subway....

One of my most beloved modern writers
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Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts dreadpirateroberts wrote:

^ classic pair!

idlero, have you read 'Norwegian Wood'? If so, what did you think of his so-called 'non-surreal' novel?


read it, I prefer his surreal novels(although I usually don't like surreal literature), "Kafka on the shore" being my favourite until now
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OK. Thank you again.Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreadpirateroberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2012 at 1:49am
Smile Perhaps try find The Killings at Badger's Drift Kazu - her first novel
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kazuhiro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2012 at 1:46am
Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts dreadpirateroberts wrote:


Ah, Murder on the Orient Express!    Actually, Kazu - another English mystery writer than is pretty good is Caroline Graham - her books started the 'Midsomer Murders' TV series
 
Thank you, Ash. I intend to look for it whether a book of Caroline Graham is sold.
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^ classic pair!

idlero, have you read 'Norwegian Wood'? If so, what did you think of his so-called 'non-surreal' novel?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2012 at 1:42am
finished


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Originally posted by Kazuhiro Kazuhiro wrote:

I remembered that I said that Slava had read a book of Haruki Murakami before. Slava may have a lot than me about Murakami.Smile However, I knew that his book was translated in various countries.Smile


Ah! Another Murakami fan, excellent!  Yes, many translations, a popular writer indeed. I've translated a few haiku (which is only a few words) but imagine translating an entire book across cultures. Difficult indeed.

Originally posted by Kazuhiro Kazuhiro wrote:

Whodunits are popular very much now in Japan. There is often the contest of that purpose, too. The reader depends on the information and purchases a book. I often read such a book, too. The overseas whodunit which I read before was Dickson Carr and Agatha Christie.


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Whodunits are popular very much now in Japan. There is often the contest of that purpose, too. The reader depends on the information and purchases a book. I often read such a book, too. The overseas whodunit which I read before was Dickson Carr and Agatha Christie.
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I remembered that I said that Slava had read a book of Haruki Murakami before. Slava may have a lot than me about Murakami.Smile However, I knew that his book was translated in various countries.Smile
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So, what's everyone been reading of late? Good or disappointing, post your thoughts, mini reviews and recommendations/warnings here!





Is on the go at the moment. I first read this at Uni, and it was stunning. The pop culture references are always enjoyable, but Murakami has such a surrealist approach to his detective-kinda stories, they're amazing.
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