Wednesday, January 7 2015
From postmodern latticework narratives to Booker prize winning epics, 2014 offers numerous fictional tales worthy of adding to your bookshelf.
Sunday, February 2 2014
Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?
Monday, July 4 2011
Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood has been referred to as the "Japanese Catcher in the Rye", but J. D. Salinger said that his book was not actable and he would never sell the rights to Hollywood. Maybe Murakami should have listened to Salinger.
Wednesday, January 21 2015
Haruki Murakami is famous for his magical worlds rich in issues of identity and psychology. Strecher's book is the road map to understand the twisting, metaphysical 'Over There' of Murakami.
Tuesday, January 6 2015
Patrick O'Donnell's survey of David Mitchell's six novels dives into the labyrinthine, "screaming Russian doll" structures they all share.
Tuesday, December 16 2014
Whimsical and frustrating, Murakami's latest may alienate some readers, but fans will want to add this oddity to their collection.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
Here’s an unorthodox suggestion: Try to read Haruki Murakami’s “1Q84” in as close to a single sitting as you can. It won’t
Saturday, December 23 2006
TOKYO, Dec. 16 -- Haruki Murakami has described F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby as "the most important novel in my life" and one that he