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review ↠ 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 104 review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami characters 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 Esistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyardBy turns haunting and hilarious The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities and to come back bearing treasu. This is my new favourite book of all time There I said it This short story collection is such a mind fuck and I am so glad that we discussed this at university because it broadened my horizon so much and nothing is the same and life is beautiful and I am pretty overwhelmed I read The Elephant Vanishes in 2016 and didn t think much of it it was a good short story collection but I didn t properly engage with it I read it within the span of two days and that was it Oh my sweet summer child you were so oblivious back then I love reading I think most of us on this website do I ve been reading my whole life but something has really shifted for me in these past five years when I started reading and thoroughly Reading is not just reading Reading needs to be learned Don t get me wrong I m not saying there is a right and a wrong way to read something but as you grow as a reader your ability to access a text and analyse it on different levels develops Reading is a skill Like a muscle it needs to be trained The Elephant Vanishes is a brilliant short story collection by Murakam which makes us uestion reality and the interlocking of fictionimagination and truthreality All of the stories are intertwined Heck I would even go as far as to say that they are all about the same person Murakami hammers in the notion of simultaneous existence the concept that two things can be true at the same time This is what The Elephant Vanishes is about in my humble opinion the fact that in literature the lines between reality and fiction can blur that two things can be true at the same time that we are all getting older that we are all hungry for life we want to fill the void All of the stories can of course stand on their own and they re all uite brilliant You guys know that The Bakery Attack used to be my favorite short story for a long time but nowadays I don t think there s much sense in looking at each story individually of course we can still learn a lot but it gets interesting when you see the bigger picture and all the reoccurring themes that run through this collection It s a collection about loss and about looking for things that aren t there whether it s a missing cat a vanishing elephant or a woman that disappears we only see what we want to see maybe we have just forgotten that all of these things weren t there in the first place Like a writer we are constructing our own reality Life is a mystery says the protagonist and so is this short story collection I am convinced that upon every reread I will find gems passages that show that every story is interconnected I adored this short story collection I will come back to it for many years to come Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend to a little green monster who burrows up Howard L. 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review ↠ 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 104 review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami characters 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 D assault on the normal A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irr. apatheticEvery protagonist in Murakami s books though I ve only read this and Norwegian Wood are apathetic They just float through their lives never really caring about what is happening or if there is anything they can do to fix itI think to some readers this could be uite tedious but there is something real about these characters because of their apathy Through the bizarre situations the characters face the reader can relate on some levelThe first few stories did annoy me as many of them didn t seem to end properly However I soon appreciated these stories for not being complete Disney like narratives where every story has to have a villain and a happily ever after ending Murakami finishes his story when he has nothing left to say The characters flit through their lives and Murakami flits through their stories No need to ponder if you don t want to Just take it or leave it The perfect book for reading on a crowded bus i thoughtThe one thing that did bug me about this book was Alfred Birnbaum s translations Some sentences I had to re read in order to understand The first few times I thought this was just due to the bumpy bus i often read this book on but when it occurred only when I read his translations I stopped blaming myself Some sentences seemed like they weren t uite finished the words were in English but the sense was convoluted He also occasionally uses trendy words that frankly aren t all that trendy I got the impression Birnbaum is not one who would often ride the bus to get places Whereas Murakami does take the bus and uietly reads over your shoulder

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review ↠ 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 104 review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami characters 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determine. Some authors excel at writing novels Others excel at the short form A few are eually adept at writing novels and short stories From my reading of The Elephant Vanishes Haruki Murakami is not one of those people Here s whyMurakami s novels are lush affairs By that I mean that his proto typically lazy character has time Time to develop interests time to contemplate deeply time to be affected to become something The short form by its very nature does not allow the same luxuries So when Murakami s prototypical ambivalent protagonist shows in a short story which they often do in this collection the results are unspectacular What one might consider breathing space in a Murakami novel a place where the reader can coast through the reading before returning to the meaty idea heavy sections becomes a void in his short work Unfortunately once in the void there are two options float silently away into space or explode as the vacuum s pressure differential kicks in More often than not these types of stories simply fade away into an unsatisfying whisper I can appreciate the difficulty in transitioning from one form to another I started off as a short story writer then pushed my way through novellas then novels It s not an easy task to switch from one mode to another and I ve failed myself many times My notebooks are full of half finished longer work and ideas that never really coalesced into full formed novels Murakami seems to have the opposite problem soaring in his novels while stuttering in his short storiesThankfully there are exceptions The collection starts off well enough with The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday s Women an ethereal tale about a loveless marriage and a strange encounter in the lot of an abandoned house This literary dream is the sort of thing Murakami is famous for and rightfully so This is a story that wraps itself around your head and doesn t let go The Second Bakery Attack incidentally the second story in this volume is a downright wacky escape from responsibility one of those adventurous spur of the moment nearly psychotic events that you ve always wanted to orchestrate but never had the guts to carry out It s a rampage of sorts but a darkly funny rampageThe story Sleep about a woman who loses the ability to sleep and seems to be none the worse for wear because of it could have been brilliant But the ending was terrible It was just too abrupt and jarring like the evil twin of deus ex machina descending out of an unseen trapdoor in the ceiling to drop on the reader with an unwarranted assault of the intellect Reading this ending I felt insulted So much wasted potential Barn Burning had the tone of The Great Gatsby but nowhere near the same depth of substance A good story but not greatMy favorite story of the collection was A Window This one blew my socks off It is one of the shortest works in the volume and the most powerful The main character is a young man who is hired to read and edit letters sent to him by women who want to become better writers There s little to excite in the plot itself but the emotion is deep and often poignant Absolutely the most moving story in the book This is one that should be anthologized for the sake of the next generation of readers The Dancing Dwarf came in a close second It is a modern fairy tale replete with spiritual possession diabolical contracts and the dire conseuences of living up to such a contract This one pushes beyond magic realism into the realm of fabulism Its mood is different than any other story in this collection truly horrific and I wonder if Murakami couldn t fit this into a collection of darker work I d buy it in a heartbeatThe title story is a very interesting tale ostensibly about a vanishing elephant though I suspect that the impetus for the story came from uestions about uantum mechanics probability and scientific observation But those philosophical underpinnings lie beneath many folds of pachyderm skin As the elephant vanishes the implications grow A fitting ending to a short story collection noWhile the stories I ve mentioned are strong and would have made an excellent collection on their own the others detract from the oomph I like in short story collections I m a bit disappointed to be honest but the stronger stories hold the overall product up at an acceptable level Don t bust the bank to purchase a copy but do seek it out at your local used book store or library It s worth that much as well as a few hours of your time if you re a slow reader like me Recommended with reservations

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    [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download characters 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 A mental exploration of the subconscious mind with spurts of outlandish concepts and dreamlike surrealismReading Murakami's short stories felt like having a box of chocolates in front of you but you'll never know what you're going to get And yep there's unabashed sex here too If you prefer your stories to be logical and realistic then you need to veer away from this but if you appreciate something bizarre with

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    [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download Some authors excel at writing novels Others excel at the short form A few are eually adept at writing novels and short stories From my reading of The Elephant Vanishes Haruki Murakami is not one of those people Here’s whyMurakami’s novels are lush affairs By that I mean that his proto typically lazy character has time Time to develop interests time to contemplate deeply time to be affected to become someth

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    [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download You too can write like Murakami Just remember the simple rules 1 Think of something weird Multiply the weirdness by 10 I haven't slept for last 16 nights and 17days Today is the 17th night I couldn't sleep I tried But failed I typed in Google Search Insomnia It took me to the Christopher Nolan's movie I didn't watch that movie I like Chris

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    review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download apatheticEvery protagonist in Murakami's books though I've only read this and 'Norwegian Wood' are apathetic They just float through their lives never really caring about what is happening or if there is anything they can do to fix itI think to some readers this could be uite tedious but there is something real about these characters because of their apathy Through the bizarre situations the characters face

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    [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami One cloudy night in April in a habitual relay of stalking the profiles of strangers on GR I found The 100% Perfect GirlTo be truthful she wasn't especially beautiful in her profile picture Nor did any particular part of her profile jump out at me Her bookshelves were all over the place and she didn't seem to be that active on GR any She hadn't written many reviews either However the moment I clicked on 'Compare Books' I knew Sh

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    Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami characters 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 Not only was the book amazing I truly believe he can do no wrong but one of my best friends and I saw an actual play of it several years ago at Lincoln Center We had seats in the very front row The play as reuired I'm sure was balls out crazy all in Japanese with a ticker doing subtitles at the the top of the stage My memory sucks but I think I recall a bunch of people with static spewing TVs for heads and some crazy sh

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    characters 象の消滅 短篇選集 1980-1991 Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami 38The wind up bird and Tuesday's women The second bakery attack The kangaroo communiue On seeing the 100% perfect girl one April morning Sleep The fall of the roman empire the 1881 Indian Uprising Hitler's invasion of Poland and the realm of raging winds Lederhosen Barn burning The little green monster Family affair A window TV people A slow boat to China The dancing dwarf The last lawn of the afternoon Silence The elephant vanish

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    [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami This is my new favourite book of all time There I said it This short story collection is such a mind fuck and I am so glad that we discussed this at university because it broadened my horizon so much and nothing is the same and life is beautif

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    [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami This is my third Haruki Murakami read and by far my least favorite After Norwegian Wood and After Dark I felt this author could do no wrong Those two novels were vastly different from each other one a simplistic yet moving coming of age story and the other a mindtrip into the streets and characters of nocturnal Japan and I was hoping some of that mastery of story would show up in each one of these tales I was sorely mistaken My rating is

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    Haruki Murakami Ó 4 Free download review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Haruki Murakami [象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991] New ä Haruki Murakami Murakami is a writer who can suck me into a story like no other his unparalleled imagination and the way he is able to weav

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