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Re: “Lost in Murakami

Haha! What the hell do you have against sex scenes??? Unbelievable!

Posted by Ingvar Loco Nordin on 01/22/2012 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Lost in Murakami

There is a flaw in the trilogy somewhere, as I recall. It has to do with Jehovah's Witnesses. He has their teachings wrong in some important detail. Not that it matters much, but it's the same phenomenon as you sometimes find in detective stories, when the author hasn't studied police procedure enough, and gets some details wrong, which will lessen the appreciation of the whole book some. In Murakami's case, I'm willing to forget about his failure to get it completely right with Jehovah's Witnesses. Then there is another misunderstanding in book three, when he talks about the writing above the entrance to Carl Jung's house, towards the end of the whole trilogy. The latin quote is, in English: "Called or uncalled, God is present". Murakami thought it was "Cold or uncold, God is present", which, of course, is gibberish. So, even a star like Murakami is sloppy at times...

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Posted by Ingvar Loco Nordin on 01/21/2012 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Lost in Murakami

I forgot both hygien and food when I ambled through this enormous, exhilarating story!

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Posted by Ingvar Loco Nordin on 01/21/2012 at 1:05 PM

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