[ExI] Murakami again

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 17:15:02 UTC 2017

Thanks to William Flynn Wallace for recommending IQ84, I just finished the
third book and it kept my interest to the end and I enjoyed it, although I
didn't understand some of the symbolism if that's what it was; I didn't
quite get what the "Little People" were all about.

John K Clark


On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 6:07 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> I have read his first three books, ending with the Wild Sheep Chase, and
> none of them are literary fiction in the modern sense.
> In lit fic there must be considerations of conflict, bigotry in some form,
> strife, and so on, with a mixed or tragedic ending.  He has little to none
> of those, so he is going to get no great reviews from that quarter.
> So who cares what the critics think?  Read customer reviews on Amazon (not
> ALL of them phony, I assume).
> The only downer is the translation, which I assume takes Japanese idioms
> and metaphors and puts them into American:  'wasted' for 'drunk', for
> example.
> bill w
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