"Murakami's storytelling inspires intimacy. It's the particular kind of intimacy that can evolve between a reader and a book, unspoken and unexpected, familiar, satisfying, strange" JANE MENDELSOHN, Village Voice "Western critics searching for parallels have variously likened him to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C. Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon - a roster so ill assorted as to suggest that Murakami may in fact be an original" JAMIE JAMES, New York TimesVom Verlag:
The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. Komura's wife follows the TV reports from morning to night: images of flames, smoke, buildings turned to rubble, fires everywhere. Pure hell. For the characters in Murakami's latest short-story collection, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent 30 years hating one man who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Four-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her and everyone else inside a little box. Unappreciated and unpromoted, Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. "When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes," says Frog. "And right now he is very, very angry." (2003-03-03)
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Buchbeschreibung The Harvill Press, London, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. Hardcover - first edition of this translation - in good condition. Edgeworn jacket is slightly marked; page block and page edges are a little tanned; marks on colophon and facing page. Binding is slightly brittle at one or two points; pages remain intact. All text is clear. TS. Used. Artikel-Nr. 448630