Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

“So in the end maybe that’s the challenge: to look inside your own heart as perceptively and seriously as you can, and to make peace with what you find there. If we hope to truly see another person, we have to start by looking within ourselves.”


36114337I’ve been suffering from a bit of a reading slump lately, so I thought picking up a book of short stories might help me find my rhythm again. Thankfully, it seems to have worked! Every word Murakami writes, I fell head over heels back in love with reading.

As a writer myself, I always look to see find styles I admire, and Murakami uses dialogue like I could never dream of doing. The conversations his characters have are deep and meaningful but real. They reflect the inner working of the human mind is such a beautiful and perfectly put together way.

What I loved most about Men Without Women was the philosophy behind each story. What use is a book if it doesn’t make you think? If it doesn’t make you question something about the lives we live? Murakami’s skill is doing just that. I couldn’t recommend this book enough.

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  1. I have loved Murakami since first reading the English translation of Sputnik Sweetheart as an e-book on my my Palm PDA in the very early years of the century (wow, that sounds so long ago!). His short stories are as wonderful as his novels. I loved the riff on Kafka’s Metamorphosis in Men Without Women.


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