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Description - Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a nightwatchman is unnerved as his reflection tries to take control of him; a couple's relationship is unbalanced after dining exclusively on exquisite crab while on holiday; a man follows instructions on the back of a postcard to apply for a job, but an unknown password stands between him and his mysterious employer. In each one of these stories Murakami sidesteps the real and sprints for the surreal. Everyday events are transcended, leaving the reader dazzled by this master of his craft.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is Murakami's most eclectic collection of stories to date, spanning five years of his writing. An introduction explains the diversity of the author's choice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099488668
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami - Reviewed by (13 Jun 2011)

This was an introduction to Jaruki Murakami's work for me, recommended to me by a friend. Normally I am not a lover of short stories but these were intriguing, if a little bizarre and got me hooked on the author. Murakami's style reminds me somewhat of one of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman although even Gaiman's works are not quite as bizarre. A mix of folklore, science fiction and Urban fantasy, these stories are very engaging (and some of them not too short so more like mini novels with a satisfying degree of character development and involvement!).


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