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Re: “Lost in Murakami

@Ales, sex scenes seems to be Murakami's trade mark...I'm finding it comes along with reading him.

Posted by Kathy Shattuck on 01/22/2012 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Lost in Murakami

I love Murakami's work, and I do love long stories such as this one....I'll start out with that. Even though I found typos, which is no big deal, I also found that this (3) book(s) could have been pared down just a bit. The third section was translated by someone other than the first two sections, and I found the redundancies over-powered the story on a level of slowing down the reading pace, it was as if in this later section the translator didn't read the first two books!....how many times do you want to say the same things? I found I skimmed a bit through the whole of it. But, as always, I'll keep reading his work because he's a master of fantasy story telling.

Posted by Kathy Shattuck on 01/21/2012 at 3:51 PM

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