Monday, 10 July 2006

Guardian Reviews Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.

First review I've seen anywhere for "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman":
The more one reads of Murakami, the odder this becomes. Initially it can seem like a simple bad case of name-dropping, but there is an obsessiveness about it which has its own energy. Like Don DeLillo, Murakami is a writer whose characters often act out of character, functioning as voicepieces for the author's own passions; but unlike DeLillo, whose passions are homegrown, Murakami is forever looking elsewhere. He writes around his country as if he means to cut a hole the size of Japan in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The anticipation is unbearable!

UPDATE 1:
The Guardian may be the first review I've seen, but the Australians were much quicker.

UPDATE 2:
Gah! Barely past twenty-five and already becoming forgetful. I posted another review ages ago!

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