No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

The Elephant Vanishes, By Haruki Murakami

Not Hiding the Elephant, but rather The Elephant Vanishes, a book of short stories by Murakami.
I think I may be done with Murakami. Not that he's bad -- he isn't -- but he seems to go for a particular note on the hopeless and meaningless nature of modern life, leavened by surrealism that ranges from enjoyable to "WTF, dude?". He certainly hits that critique of modern life bang on. Maybe it's better in the novels where it's stretched over a story, but in these shorts, he hammers that note over and over.
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