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Her dream is to become a novelist, she loves reading novels and tries her best to write about her life in better way, but she stops writing when she starts working with “Miu”, she has feelings for “Miu” from the spitnik time she met her at Sumire’s cousin wedding. Defining that special something isn’t easy, but when you gazed into her eyes, you could always find it, reflected deep down inside. Kind of a caddish thing to do, but I couldn’t sputnki myself.

Because of her past, Miu could not reciprocate Sumire’s love. May 24, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: When I asked my friend if she had tried to read Murakami’s works, and she said no and she let me borrowed her one and only copy and it was given to her by her couple friend. I really need you. K, the narrator, is a sober, solitary, kind and intelligent young primary-school teacher in Tokyo.

Of all the other writers that have been categorized as magical realism th Why does Haruki Murakami hit the spot so well for me, and for thousands of other readers worldwide?

Murakami’s chosen leitmotifs, symbols, and stories often seem totally disassociated, but in this novel they manage to fall like tetris-pieces into a beautiful pattern that is both disturbing and beautiful at the same time. In Sputnik Sweetheartthe author’s Western obsessions are very visible. We can know people, yet not know them. Miu recognises something she likes in Sumira and asks her to come work with her.

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Reality resembles “a cardigan with the buttons done up wrong”; when K arrives on the island, he tastes “the kind of air that felt like if you breathed it in, your lungs would be dyed the seetheart shade of blue”.

The Fruits of Parasitism: Even so, it was obvious how attractive he was.

A mysterious secret that made the characters change there life forever. Sumire’s father remarried when she was six, and two years later her younger brother was born. I wonder what it would be like to translate words into finger touches. I closed the book and looked up thinking of K and the phone rang. It’s a mixture of magical realism, love, books and music!

The tornado’s intensity doesn’t abate for a second as it blasts across the ocean, laying waste to Angkor Wat, incinerating an Indian jungle, tigers and all, transforming itself into a Persian desert sandstorm, burying an exotic fortress city sputnok a sea of sand. I think it challanges us to try muralami better the nature of our own state of mind, our life, our ways, our own view of the murakam.

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Whether or not a reader—or a character—believes that these surreal plot points actually occurred or are just figments of an overactive imagination, the fact remains that they are evocative mjrakami the inner mind of a character. Knjigu sam, poput prethodne slistila za dan tj.

Syros Island photo from fanpop. This meeting and the ensuing relationship between the women leads to Sumire changing: View all 55 comments.

She smoked too much, and you could count on her to lose her ticket every time she rode the train. This Sputnik conversation took place at a wedding reception for Sumire’s cousin at a posh hotel in Akasaka. Later, it is also explained that the Russian word means “traveling companion”, thus justifying one of the themes of this book, the demand, the search for something unattainable.


May 01, Katarina rated it it was amazing. These people are always the ones who whine about the small shit, spare no self-pity. Either large sections are entirely metaphorical, or we’ve got some heavy unreliable narrator action going on.

They are like holograms, changing shape when viewed from different directions and impossible sweeteart grab hold of. This is where it all began, and where it all wound up. How to begin to describe what it is or does? Knjigu sam, Magijski realizam je definitivno my cup of tea. Just as things between the narrator and Sumire seem to be going somewhere, however, Sumire and Miu take a business trip together to Italy. Sumire’s mother was – to put it mildly – a completely forgettable person.

K’s phone has just woken him from a deep sleep.

As this is said to be the most openly emotional novel of Mr. This is, I think, a novel about loneliness and isolation; about the painfully fragmentary nature of our effect upon one another – the terrifying thought that maybe not even real, human love forges connections, that space, time and inexplicable events will always snake their way between ourselves and others. Thematically not dissimilar from Wind-up Birdthis short novel revels in questions of identity, conscious After the excellent Kafka on the Shore and the perhaps much better Wind-Up Bird ChronicleI’ve been on something of a Murakami kick.

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