There is a new review of 2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens up and although not everything worked for this particular reviewer, being compared to Haruki Murakami is a first for me. Read the review here.
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One thought on “Being compared to Murakami”
Delicate, firm-but-unsure caecarthrs and story lines, and amazing visual imagery are the hallmarks of this writer. I can’t help but draw a line of comparison, or maybe similarity, between Ishiguro and Murakami, even though their styles are poles apart. Both write about loss, and both seem to be yearning for nostalgia. Its as if both are afraid of even losing the right to get pleasantly nostalgic about their lives. The prospect of living without a past seems to be a running theme. I wish you would write a dedicated article about Haruki, considering that I could not find any such thing on the internet. I can imagine what you mean when you say it would be a disservice to the author, yet I am sure you will be able to grasp the finer nuances well enough. I don’t have any other space or audience to rant out what I feel, hence disgorging it all out here.I am thinking of picking up ‘The wind up bird chronicle’ next. Thom Yorke, the guy who heads Radiohead, said he was reading this book when he was making ‘Hail to the thief’.
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