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アフターダーク Afutā dāku

アフターダーク Afutā dāku review Ñ 3 Again by a girl from the Alphaville Hotel; a Chinese prostitute has been hurt by a client and she needs Mari's helpMeanwhile Mari's beautiful sister Eri sleeps a deep heavy sleep that is 'to perfect too pure' to be normal;. Eye s mark the shape of the cityThere is something about Murakami that ignites connections in my brain that I don t know what to do with Such as the scene with the man on a television screen staring into a real room with a girl lying on the bed He is said to be looking in from the other side Murakami uses this same phrase when a main character is looking into a mirror When she gazes at herself in the mirror she is said to be looking in from the other side There are several scenes which beg for some kind of interpretation because they connect in some kind of way So I tried my best to link two major ideas that struck me at firstThis book seemed to me to occupy itself with the phenomena of observance His comparisons of the narrative lens to an actual camera lens is obvious His prose even reflects that of a screenplay Most chapters start with a sentence fragment of the location like a screenplay Int Denny s or what have you The book is heavy on the dialogue and it s in the present tense Obviously the idea of a screenplay informing the way we see a movie is being drawn into this story Another major idea stemmed from an argument of the effects of such observance upon the subject being observed eye s mark the shape of the city I felt the usage of the first person plural ie we see this now we move into this place was an argument for how the book itself smashes a world into a single view As if there are these multiple people trying to look into this world but we are restricted to the author s single view of the world So he uses we to refer to our collected view into this worldAs you can see these were all very abstract and loose interpretations I tried my best to develop it I went to town on the first 50 pages with a pen but slowly the book slipped away from the analytical side of my brain I somewhat accepted that I wasn t going to understand every last supernatural detail or musing in this book Instead I let the mood and feelings evoked within guide me through itIn interviews Murakami often discusses his writing style He calls it dreaming He will wake up at early hours of the morning to dream into the page then he goes to a strictly regimented routine of running and other daily chores He sees this repetition and dreaming as a way to mine into the inner recesses of the subconscious There is something beautiful about this in my opinion This way in which Murakami delves into this type of writing always stimulates emotion from within me It is like a dream where you wake up and can t really describe anything that has happened to yourself yet you are undeniably left with a deep pensive attitude superseding all of the uotidian aspects of the morningI like that Murakami does that to meI like that he connects two completely unrelated things that I can never make much sense out ofI most certainly recommend this book The only thing keeping me from five stars is the fact that it feels incomplete in its shortness And not enough of it comes together in a similar fashion as The Wind Up Bird ChronicleNonetheless it is powerful stuff I m a fanProse style 4Plot 3Depth of characters 4Overall sense of aesthetic 5 Originality 5Entertaining 3Emotional Reaction 5 Intellectual Stimulation 5Social Relevance 3Writerly Inspiration 4 Average 41 Click here

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アフターダーク Afutā dāku review Ñ 3 The midnight hour approaches in an almost empty all night diner Mari sips her coffee and glances up from a book as a young man a musician intrudes on her solitude Both have missed the last train homeLater Mari is interrupted. This really isn t a novel to be rushed This is a novel to be savoured and appreciated and I think this uote here captures a large part of the book She reads with great concentration Her eyes rarely move from the pages of the book a thick hardback A bookstore wrapper hides the title from us Judging from her intent expression the book might contain challenging subject matter Far from skimming she seems to be biting off and chewing it one line at a time The words and the language seem very simple but there s much meaning here This girl is interested in this book than her surroundings it is stimulating that the people around her The title remains hidden it s a suggestion that just because we can see the outside it doesn t necessarily mean we know what is on the inside We can observe and we can see but we can never truly perceive something in its exact form This a theme Murakami carries throughout the bookFor example take the man who abuses the prostitute in the love hotel He seems like an ordinary man functional capable of going to work and able to maintain a relationship But hidden in the depths of his ordinariness is a secret darkness a need to hurt people But what is the need We never truly know Surveillance can only tell so much We know he speaks of a need but whether or not that is some malevolent desire or a choice he has to make because someone has some leverage over him we will again never actually know Night time Tokyo is captured through a camera lens it s forever gazing on the symbolic surface level of the character s existences through which Murakami slowly begins to reveal their inner workings But he never comes to any conclusions We can only glimpse and peer in As the hours approach ever closer to dawn we see a little bit Between the time the last train leaves and the first train arrives the place changes it s not the same as in daytime Time moves in it special way in the middle of the night We can look at a city at night and we can see the intertwining threads of existence but we will never see existence in its full form So the book takes on an almost movie like feel akin to something by uentin Tarantino Sure we don t have the dramatic bursts of action and the spraying blood but what we do have is conversation Long drawn out dialogue that reveals much about the characters and how they perceive the world and each other And it s intense at times and it really pulls you into to the story The exchanges are well written and almost natural in nature They ve not been forced on the page I did really enjoy this book but somehow I feel that Murakami can do better For all the interesting elements here I know he was purposely holding back for effect I really do need to read some of his books perhaps next time one that has a little plot

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アフターダーク Afutā dāku review Ñ 3 She has lain asleep for two months But tonight a the digital clock displays 0000 a hint of life flickers across the TV screen though the television's plug has been pulled outStrange nocturnal happenings or a trick of the nig. I wake up My room bathes in the light of the streetlamp I m too tired to look around I close my eyes again but soon feel in my heart that the darkness I so desire has fled It hides under my bed in the corners of the city and of my mind It refuses to manifest itself in its most majestic and generous form that of the great blanket that covers the waking world that of the wide gate that allows passage to the land of dreams The splashes of darkness only serve to irritate me in their small portions I open my eyes flip the switch and welcome the light in its hostile splendour I m not thirsty I m not hungry I m tired but unwilling to try to sleep unwilling to fight a battle that I ve already lost Milk Milk never uenches my thirst it never stills my hunger but I always have some in my fridge It soothes me on a level that is neither nutritional or hydrating Milk is said to strengthen the bones but I sense that it softens me Milk will manage to soften the hard edges of this sleepless night My feet are cold as I make my way to the fridge The floor hasn t been cleaned in a little while and I feel small grains of cluttered dust sand and crumbles cling to the soles of my feet I rub them off and feel a slight disgust with both myself and the floor I tip toe the rest of the way and I feel betterThe fridge is empty No milk No water No produce The light my nemesis of the night luxuriates in this deserted white scenery as a victorious conueror I close the door in displeasure but in the speed of the movement I see a flash of darkness I open the door again and notice a black book sitting on the middle shelf Wondering how it got there and how I missed it before I pick it up After Dark by Haruki Murakami Even though my feet still feel dirty I slip back into bed and start reading The mood is palpable from the first sentence onwards and I m taken away into a scenery where sympathetic darkness prevails allowing glimpses into its secrets Mirrors shadows cats and dead television sets become gateways to another world It s a world of mysterious uestions to which tuna sandwiches a set of sharpened pencils a trombone and a baseball cap are its incomprehensible but valid answers Conversations glean additional significance from the darkness that surrounds them Everyday objects become laden with meaning I am close to understanding the night as I feel it both within the pages and within me I wake up

  • Paperback
  • 201
  • アフターダーク Afutā dāku
  • Haruki Murakami
  • English
  • 11 January 2017
  • 9780099520863