By Haruki Murakami
A graceful, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo in the course of the spooky hours among middle of the night and sunrise, through an across the world well known literary phenomenon.
Murakami's trademark humor, mental perception, and seize of spirit and morality are right here distilled with a unprecedented, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka at the Shore and The Wind-up chook Chronicle overseas bestsellers, with a shocking infusion of middle, Murakami has produced considered one of his such a lot captivating fictions but.
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Glad to meet you," Mari says. "Sorry for dragging you out like this. " Mari doesn't know how to respond, and so she says nothing. "Want me to carry your bag? Looks heavy," Kaoru says. M. " "No, I'm not," says Mari. "Okay. " The two keep walking. From the brightly lighted avenue they turn into a narrow lane and head uphill. Kaoru walks quickly and Mari hurries to keep pace with her. They climb a gloomy, deserted stairway and come out to a different street. The stairs seem to be a short cut between the two streets.
She evidences no response to the outpouring of light and sound from the TV set but goes on sleeping soundly amid an established completeness. For now, nothing can disturb her deep sleep. The television is a new intruder into the room. We, too, are intruders, of course, but unlike us, the new intruder is neither quiet nor transparent. Nor is it neutral. It is undoubtedly trying to intervene. We sense its intention intuitively. The TV image comes and goes, but its stability slowly increases. On screen is the interior of a room.
With a scowl, he scans the menu, snaps it shut, and lays it on the table. "I really don't have to open the menu," he says. " Mari doesn't say anything. "I don't eat anything but chicken salad here. Ever. If you ask me, the only thing worth eating at Denny's is the chicken salad. I've had just about everything on the menu. " Mari shakes her head. "It's not bad. Chicken salad and crispy toast. " He pulls at the wrinkles in the corner of one eye with his little finger. "Just think about it. Wouldn't it be too sad to walk into Denny's and order chicken salad without looking at the menu?
After Dark (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami