I LOVE MURAKAMI
I only discovered his work about 6 months ago, I have since gone on a massive Murakami binge and read them all.
I think my favourite would have to be Sputnik Sweetheart purely because I felt that I connected with Sumire. For some odd reason I REALLY identified with her.
Sputnik Sweetheart is typical Murakami due to the themes of loneliness, alternate worlds and telephones etc yet for me this book really stands out from all the others probably becauase of the fact that the characters were all SO well developed.
It's for that reason that I really didn't enjoy After Dark. The characters just seemed to superficial, like I really didn't care if Eri came back from the alternate world or not. Infact I did't even see the point of Murakami using this device, what was he trying to say? At least Sputnik Sweetheart seemed to be going somewhere...
I also love Windup Bird Chronicle too.
Last edited by .Scout.; 01-07-2012 at 19:51.