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Old 06-24-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Just wondering if there were any other fans out there! He is one of my all time favorite authors. I was just wondering, if you are a fan of his, which other authors do you like? Just trying to discover some new books that I might like!
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Just wondering if there were any other fans out there! He is one of my all time favorite authors. I was just wondering, if you are a fan of his, which other authors do you like? Just trying to discover some new books that I might like!
The only book by the author that I ever read was nonfiction. Can't remember the title. It was about the sarin gas attack on the subway and the Japanese psyche.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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That's one of the only ones I haven't read! I'm not a huge nonfiction fan - I'm sure I'll read it one day, though!
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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read the first several chapters of The Windup Bird Chronicles and was super interested (that book is weird, but in a good way!), but lost the book on a trip and could get back to it due to school starting up again. will have to pick up a new copy very soon! a friend of mine who have also read that book remarked that his stories are similar to Gabriel Garcia Marquez in that they include some fantastical stuff (I haven't read much of Marquez, other than some short stories, so can't vouch for this)
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:15 AM
 
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I read Kafka on the Shore few years ago, thought it was pretty amazing.. so many questions were left unanswered though..
I plan on reading Norwegian Wood.
Currently I have The Windup Bird Chronicles, to be honest, it's kind of bored me so I quitted for the moment..

Recommendations..? that's kinda a tough one. Murakami is very unique when it comes to writing..
Anyways, go with Russian authors such as Bulgakov (The Master and Margarita)
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Recommendations..? that's kinda a tough one. Murakami is very unique when it comes to writing..
Yeah, that's tough. If you liked Hard-Boiled Wonderland you might get into Jeanette Winterson's Sexing The Cherry.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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I also love Gabriel Garcia Marquez - I do love that magical realism.
Murakami's writing is very odd, strange, and abstract - I love it so much! I have thoroughly enjoyed all his books. I know he is influenced by Mishima - but I'm not a huge fan. I absolutely loved one of his books but absolutely hated the 2 others I read. I didn't even finish one of them.
Thanks for the suggestions - I'll have to look into the authors that were mentioned!
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:11 AM
 
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I'm not a huge fiction fan
however, I adored Kafka on the Shore. So magical and intruiging story. I tell everyone to read it
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