After Dark

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 8, 2007 - Fiction - 122 pages
92 Reviews
A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.

Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle international bestsellers, with a surprising infusion of heart, Murakami has produced one of his most enchanting fictions yet.


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The ending surprises you. - Goodreads
He never writes straight-forward, easy to read novels. - Goodreads
Hidden Meaning Murakami's writing is stripped - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ian Klappenskoff - Goodreads

Original Review: March 8, 2011 A Midwinter Night's Tale "After Dark" is probably the easiest Murakami novel to read. At 201 pages, it's not difficult to finish in one session. It's also close to what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steph - Goodreads

DNF at 20%+. I can see how Murakami's unique style would call to some people but to me it's just rigid, extraneous, and above all a very boring way to tell a story. It's safe to say that Murakami and I are never ever getting back together. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
30
Section 4
47
Section 5
51
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
83
Section 10
101
Section 11
125
Section 12
134
Section 13
163
Section 14
167
Section 15
174
Section 16
183
Section 17
193

Section 9
86

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About the author (2007)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many honors is the Yomiuri Literary Prize, whose previous recipients include Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe, and Kobo Abe.




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