Not sure about "Kafka", personally. I enjoyed it at the time...but it hasn't left the lasting impression that some of Murakami's other novels have, and "Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" does a similar thing more thoroughly. Looking forward to reading the new collection of stories, though: not generally a fan of short stories, but Murakami's are often stunning.datura wrote:Good to see a other Murakami fan onsite, can't do any wrong in my eyes, also the end of Kafka left me a bit disapponted..
"Atomised" is the one to read, I think. A really untidy and unpleasant piece of work, and very satisfying as a result. "Whatever" is just a pointless re-write of Camus, and Houellebecq isn't even vaguely in that league. "Platform" has its moments, but it's a bit of a shambles.datura wrote:Forensix - i've heard good things about Houellebecq, he's on my to read list..
Any Beckett fans round here? (Cue silence.)