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Haruki Murakami Appreciation Thread.

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

  1. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    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.
     
  2. I'm on it like a muthafucka,

    I'll report back someday.
     
  3. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    who's the guy that makes all the yakuza movies?
     
  4. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    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.
     

  5. You must be talking about Takeshi Kitano, awesome movies
     
  6. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

    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.
     
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    what type of shit does he write about?
     
  8. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    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.
     
  9. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    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.
     
  10. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    I thought this was gonna be a thread about hottie asian bee-otches........what a rip-off. I want my money back.
     
  11. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    ahem coin locker babies


    there is a movie in the works..

    sean lennon
    the pyramids

    i already have the soundtrack.
     
  12. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    coin locker babies is ryu murakami not haruki murakami
     
  13. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    blue jeans on fire.
    chevrolet, elvis.
    new york lets go.
     
  14. yoshy

    yoshy Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 738 Likes Received: 0
    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
     
  15. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    yes his movies are pimpin. i just watched brother i think thats his newest one. shit was pimpin.
     
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