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After the Quake The Six Stories In Haruki Murakami S Mesmerizing Collection Are Set At The Time Of The Catastrophic 1995 Kobe Earthquake, When Japan Became Brutally Aware Of The Fragility Of Its Daily Existence But The Upheavals That Afflict Murakami S Characters Are Even Deeper And Mysterious, Emanating From A Place Where The Human Meets The Inhuman An Electronics Salesman Who Has Been Abruptly Deserted By His Wife Agrees To Deliver An Enigmatic Package And Is Rewarded With A Glimpse Of His True Nature A Man Who Has Been Raised To View Himself As The Son Of God Pursues A Stranger Who May Or May Not Be His Human Father A Mild Mannered Collection Agent Receives A Visit From A Giant Talking Frog Who Enlists His Help In Saving Tokyo From Destruction As Haunting As Dreams, As Potent As Oracles, The Stories InAfter The Quake Are Further Proof That Murakami Is One Of The Most Visionary Writers At Work Today.


10 thoughts on “After the Quake

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    In response to the deadliest Kobe earthquake and the most enduring psychological consequence of the traumatic crisis, Haruki Murakami, with a poignant and reverent affection, crafts six remarkable storie...


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    This was my first time reading Haruki Murakami s writing, and I was indeedthan intrigued and impressed The six stories in this mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence But the upheavals that afflict Murakami s characters are even deeper andmysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.My two favorite stories thailand honey pie thailand This was my first time reading Haruki Murakami s writing, and I was indeedthan intrigued and impressed The six stories in this mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence But the upheavals that afflict Murakami s characters are even deeper andmysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.My two favorite stories thailand honey pie thailand This short story follows Satsuki a professional pathologist moving back to Japan after she became fed up with living in America for over a decade, researching the immune function of the thyroid gland A lot of events occur over the course of Satsuki s story, when she ends up having her dreams foretold, which is one of my favorite things in booksShe says that there is a stone inside your body A h...


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    My favorite Murakami short story of all time is The Kidney Shaped Stone That Moves Everyday So when I realized halfway through the last story in After the Quake that the main character was the same one from Kidney Shaped Stone, it was as if the planets had aligned, the clouds parted and a single shaft of sunlight shot down to bathe me in a golden glow everything was perfect in the universe And of course Honey Pie is now my second favorite Murakami story of all time It s a rare writer t My favorite Murakami short story of all time is The Kidney Shaped Stone That Moves Everyday So when I realized halfway through the last story in After the Quake that the main character was the same one from Kidney Shaped Stone, it was as if the planets had aligned, the clouds parted and a single shaft of sunlight shot down to bathe me in a golden glow everything was perfect in the universe And of course Honey Pie is now my second favorite Murakami story of all time It s a rare writer that can pull off the elegant and sentimental alongside the bizarre and hilarious, but Murakami is one of those writers The man is truly genius It took me a long time to figure out how to write this review without sounding like a crazed fangirl I guess all I can really talk about is the way I feel after reading After the Quake I felt happy in the way th...


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    After the Quake, Haruki Murakami After the Quake is a collection of 6 short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, written between 1999 and 2000 First published in Japan in 2000, it was released in English as after the quake in 2002 translator Jay Rubin notes that Murakami insisted the title should be all lower case.Contents UFO in Kushiro Landscape with Flatiron All God ...


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    I don t know how Haruki Murakami deals with the pressure of being my favorite writer Does he realize what kind of pedestal I ve place him on Does it keep him up at night I m forever waiting to be disappointed by one of his books I mean, the guy can t be PERFECT, can he Well it hasn t happened yet This slim little volume of short stories only six of them in all , all loosely connected to the 1995 Kobe earthquake, didn t garner as much critical acclaim as some of Murakami s other books And I don t know how Haruki Murakami deals with the pressure of being my favorite writer Does he realize what kind of pedestal I ve place him on Does it keep him up at night I m forever waiting to be disappointed by one of his books I mean, the guy can t be PERFECT, can he Well it hasn t happened yet This slim little volume of short stories only six of them in all...


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    After the Quake offers six short stories, which have one common point Kobe earthquake in 1995 The characters don t actually experience the earthquake directly, but it changes their life, unsettles and uneases them That s the only generality At the same time, each of the short stories is like a separate story with its characters and world To tell the truth I feel a little bit unsettled about this book, because it is definitely new, strange and unusual for me UFO in Kushiro, is quite a s After the Quake offers six short stories, which have one common point Kobe earthquake in 1995 The characters don t actually experience the earthquake directly, but it changes their life, unsettles and uneases them That s the only generality At the same time, each of the short stories is like a separate story with its characters and world To tell the truth I feel a little bit unsettled about this book, because it is definitely new, strange and unusual for me UFO in Kushiro, is quite a strange start with a dull and passive main character It offers the first encounter with the earthquake in this book indetail I can t tell for sure what the story means Landscape with Flatiron concentrates on existential questions with old young point of view through the creating destroying fire The story gives some sad and you can t escape the inevitable mood A...


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    I enjoyed this short read This book held multiple short stories that were all very different but shared the same theme Every main character was someone that was a nobody They were shy, didn t have many friends, and no specific talents However, by the end of the story they meant something to someone and they had done something interesting with their life.I also really enjoyed this book because they were all stories that took place in Japan and were about the Japanese culture I lived in J I enjoyed this short read This book held multiple short stories that were all very different but shared the same theme Every main character was someone that was a nobody They were shy, ...


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    In true Murakami style, where the plot isn t so much important but rather a green screen for the characters to perform But something so surreal and fascinating, its like taking a dive into what you would think is azure water, only it is not The surrealism that forms the centrifugal force in his stories like The Wind Up Bird Chronicle ,continues its trend in this collection of short stories, each a derivative of the seismic upheaval in Kobe Each story dips into the troubled waters and emerges In true Murakami style, where the plot isn t so much important but rather a green screen for the characters to perform But something so surreal and fascinating, its like taking a dive into what you would think is azure water, only it is not The surr...


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    Super Frog is weird.3 5 Super Frog is weird.3 5