The Elephant Vanishes
When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.
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Review: The Elephant VanishesUser Review - Anuja Papriwal - Goodreads
Mr. Murakami's short story telling is probably as good as his novel writing (if I can't be ignorantly assuming to declare the former better). There is always a point while reading him, where I am ... Read full review
Review: The Elephant VanishesUser Review - James Curcio - Goodreads
Murakami manages to keep the mind riveted in ways that I don't even fully understand. If most of these stories were pitched to me as an editor, I'd think they were somewhere between banal and stupidly ... Read full review