Dance Dance Dance: A Novel
He burst upon the international scene with the wildly acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase. He quickly came to represent the quirky voice of a new generation of Japanese writers. Now Haruki Murakami gives us his wittiest, boldest, most daring work to date.
Dance dance dance continues the extraordinary adventure of an ordinary man. At thirty something, Murakami's nameless hero lives in a hi-tech, high-rise world where old virtues die fast and success is all that matters. He has shared in the glittering city's spoils, and while he has not sold his soul, he knows that something is lacking in his life.
Now, in dreams, a mysterious woman weeps softly - for him. Yet, even as he tries to understand why, the voice that beckons is not hers.
And still he dreams. Bizarre dreams that propel him down byways of his life in search of ... ? His is a strange odyssey: en route, a thirteen-year-old girl, distressingly beautiful and clairvoyant, is his constant companion; a classmate, now oozing charm on TV soaps, grapples with murder; a lady of the night becomes his guardian angel; and an eccentric Sheep Man materializes to counsel and cajole. What's a fellow to do?
Dance. You gotta dance as long as the music plays.
And dance is what our hero does ... in the most unexpected ways!
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Review: Dance Dance Dance (The Rat Series #4)User Review - Ash - Goodreads
I am a little pissed that, halfway through Haruki Murakami's Dance Dance Dance, I find out that it's part of Murakami's The Rat series. Although, the series is technically a trilogy, some of the ... Read full review
Review: Dance Dance Dance (The Rat Series #4)User Review - Hubert - Goodreads
What an amazing novel - Murakami's themes of longing, middle-aged male pathos, and dream-worlds reappear once again here. The unnamed main character is one that the reader feels compelled to support ... Read full review