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Haruki Murakami Appreciation Thread.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Ski Mask, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Ski Mask

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    Haruki Murakami Appreciation Thread.

    Discussion started by Ski Mask - Nov 24, 2003

    http://www.titel-magazin.de/japan/murakami.jpg'>
    Yeah, so if you have no idea who he is, and you enjoy reading at ALL, go right out and
    pick up somthing by him. NOW. He's a contemporary japanese author who has a brilliant style of writing that sucks you into the story before you have a chance to think about anyting. a very easy read without being simple in any aspects.

    Somone lent me:

    [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0679743464.01.LZZZZZZZ.gif'>
    3 weeks ago, after devouring it in a few sittings I went out the next weekend and bought:

    [img]http://www.impacdublinaward.ie/books%20pre-2000/WINDUP.JPG'>
    which I spent most of the weekend reading. And then saturday night I borrowed:

    [img]http://edition.cnn.com/2000/books/news/11/24/arts.japan.murakamis.poison.ap/cover.norwegian.wood.jpg'>
    and read it in two sittings. I'm forcing myself to stop now, because I don't want to tear through everything and be left wishing for more books by him. I havent been reading any fiction other than some classics for the longest time, and now I'm completely consumed again. All I want to do is read anymore. yeah. so go out and pick somthing up. sample some pages on amazon if you dont believe me.
     
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  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied Nov 25, 2003

    I'm on it like a muthafucka,

    I'll report back someday.
     
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    rip - Replied Nov 25, 2003

    who's the guy that makes all the yakuza movies?
     
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    Poop Man Bob - Replied Nov 25, 2003

    Ahh.. a friend of mine fucking loves the Wind-Up Bird. I'll be sure to check 'em out over Xmas break.

    Thanks for the headz up.
     
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  5. imported_Tesseract - Replied Nov 25, 2003


    You must be talking about Takeshi Kitano, awesome movies
     
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    chicken bone - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    Norwegian Wood is also great (its by Murakami as well) if you want one of his books that isn't neccesarily less idiosyntratic, but more along the the tangents of normalcy. (but what is normalcy?).
    And yes, normalcy is a word. Biatch.
    I'm waiting for ESE to buy a Murakami book that I haven't read yet so we can finally 'swap' for real. If I was a loan shark, you woulda owned me 3 Taco Time Burritos by now :)

    *failed to see that ese already mentioned norwegian wood. Anyways I think you'll like this shit tesseract and pmb. Shit is hot to def. What's up with really dope Japanese people witih the last name Murakami?? Ryu, Takashi, Haruki, etc...

    **edited again because i said 'hot to def'. My brain seems to be farting again.
     
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    Vanity - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    what type of shit does he write about?
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    hey. I was gonna lend you wind up bird chronicles, but then you went out and bought it the same damn day as me, without consulting me first! I think you owe me an apology....
















    you know where to find me when you're ready.
     
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    MrChupacabra - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    Hmmm, might have to check this out. My friend just lent me a few books, but i can always take some time to check out some other stuff as well.
     
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    Gunm - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    I thought this was gonna be a thread about hottie asian bee-otches........what a rip-off. I want my money back.
     
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    Al Green - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    ahem coin locker babies


    there is a movie in the works..

    sean lennon
    the pyramids

    i already have the soundtrack.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    coin locker babies is ryu murakami not haruki murakami
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    blue jeans on fire.
    chevrolet, elvis.
    new york lets go.
     
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    yoshy - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    ese, good call. he rocks. i have read everything published in english so
    now i am just sitting here waiting for more things to be translated...

    hardboiled was my favorite. south of the border was the first one i read,
    and i was hooked after that!

    very cool
     
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    rip - Replied Nov 26, 2003

    yes his movies are pimpin. i just watched brother i think thats his newest one. shit was pimpin.
     
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