Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and A love story combined with a detective story, Sputnik Sweetheart ultimately. Sputnik Sweetheart. Haruki Murakami, Author, Philip Gabriel, Translator Alfred A. Knopf $23 (p) ISBN Julie Myerson salutes the indefinable magic of Haruki Murakami’s new novel Sputnik Sweetheart.

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But this is no straightforward will-they-won’t-they-get-it-on story. Sputnik Sweetheart takes a glimpse into the deepest aspects of human psychology where the burdens of things such as I know I may sound like a broken record but Murakami is the man!

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It was very good, and very weird. I was in love with Sumire. As usual, the atmosphere does the trick here.

The dark, haunting atmosphere in which normal people get into abnormal situations and reality twists into a dreamlike state where figurative elements materialize and even so much as a phonecall can be the beginning of something extraordinary.

If she did experience sex – or sweehteart close to it – in high school, I’m sure it would have been less out of sexual desire or love than literary curiosity.

Knjigu sam, Magijski realizam je definitivno my cup of tea. View all 6 comments. Palahniuk, of course, plummeted with his sketch of the pornographic film industry “Snuff.

Em sonhar e voltar a sonhar. Losing interest, she stared up at the ceiling, and the conversation petered out. Murakami uses a lot of metaphors and symbolisms, there can be layers of interpretations.


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The book is lean and packed with Murakami-style mystery—that is, both mystery in the detective sense and mystery in something closer to a Pauline sense, a revelation that is baffling to those who don’t get it and uncanny to those who do. Until we burned up and became nothing.

Sumire was born in Chigasaki. In this novel, the loss of ones soul, the ridding of the pubescent self and the haphazard journey into ‘becoming’ an adult is portrayed as lonely and full of painful sacrifices. Sometimes it’s just as easy to explain why a novel is wonderful: One night, K gets a call from a deeply distressed Miu begging him to come to the island immediately; it’s something to do with Sumire.

So much so, that in a Murakami novel people construct these fictions and live by them. Or another tragic incident will happen that will change there life? In her last letter, Sumire mentions that instead of coming home as originally planned, she and Miu are to spend some extra time on a Greek island vacationing. Jun 03, Zee rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 8 comments.

Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do. Murakami’s absurdist themes allow you to read a book with the eerie feeling of being a part of a dream sequence. I’m not entirely sure that my favorite remembered things about Sputnik Sweetheart were actually in this particular book.

Sumira was named after a character in a Mozart song, a beautiful song with what Samira felt were ugly lyrics. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains – flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits.


I tought instead, she was in a paralel universe! His prose seems at first glance attractively lively, readable – comic, even. After all, her father had chosen the woman.

A simple guy who likes to 1. At a wedding, Sumire meets an ethnic Korean woman, Miu, who is 17 years her senior.

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

But in the muralami side, I find it too disturbing since I don’t have any idea of what it really means. A strange way of describing a person.

Speaking of Cohen, my ex hated him sweetbeart he sang about being alone and yet always had lots of women. Importantly, these stories have been informed and expanded by the stories—often surreal—of other characters he meets along the way. It’s sorta caught in my mind of my ex. Sputnik Sweetheart is a relatively lighter read.

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Until then, I will go outside check out the stars and look for lonely satellites of love. Murakami, the prose is really haunting and the scenes are dreamy and surreal. Identifying Sweethaert as a young woman with no definable goal in life, Miu takes her under her wing and intriduces her into the world of enterprise.