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The guy tries to save her from somethingpredictably dark, but fails. View all 11 comments.

If she’d been able to grow a beard, I’m sure she would have. Don’t let the 3 stars fool you.

It is Murakami’s Sputnik Sweatheart, just a mote of a novel, that pushed me over the edge. In high school she had a few boyfriends, guys she’d go to movies with, go swimming with. Either large sections are entirely metaphorical, or we’ve got some heavy unreliable narrator action going on.

Speaking of Cohen, my ex hated him because he sang about being alone and yet always had lots of women.

But go in further, relax and slide beneath that prose, and the result is like peeking over the edge spuhnik a precipice: Sputnik Sweetheartis a story of lost, search and found love. Nikolaos Kantanas It’s worth reading. Murakami has given us a work so much larger and sweethearr pungent than the sum of its parts.

Miu is in love with nobody, having lost her capacity to love due to a traumatic event over a decade ago. The the wordplay of Murakami and the ideas he expresses make the book worth reading through to the end. I think it was Murakami’s Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World that described the chick as looking good like playing a best friend of the lead in a movie. This is one I will re-read and re-read please sputnk yourself a favour and read this book.


A friend of mine thought that I was reading a porn book and I explained to her that it was different inside and it doesn’t have sex, but now I want to throw those words, there are scenes that Sumire’s imagination really spurts of sexual desire. Sep 26, Toby rated it really liked it Shelves: On June 19, —a few weeks shy of my 27th birthday, and fifteen years nearly to the day Noooo, that’s not what I meant!

If you enjoyed that book you should hopefully love this. She was born and raised in Japan and studied at a music academy in France, so she was fluent in both French and English in addition to Japanese. The latter disappeared “like a smoke. He soon gets a surprising call from Miu, who asks him to fly to Greece and mentions that something has happened to Sumire. There are some comparisons I made to Love in the Time of Cholera in terms of the relationship the characters have but only slightly.

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Confused by her reaction to Miu, Sumire turns to K, her college friend who harbours his own secret love for Sumire. I never knew her to use lipstick or eyebrow pencil, and I have my doubts that she even knew bras came in different sizes. It was a very evocative novel, beautiful, touching, muraiami.

Yup, I just finished another Murakami novel. Sumire wanted to be like a character in a Kerouac novel – wild, cool, dissolute. He continues with his solitary life. Perhaps it’s neither; perhaps I’m entirely wrong.

Sputnik Sweetheart

I dislike the general male-y everymanly things. Will they ever find the right person to be loved and cared? Haruki Murakami’s book seems different from other books I’ve read! An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains – flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits.


I realised not long ago that I always refer to Haruki Murakami as my favourite author when I have actually only read a few of his books. Sputnik Sweetheart is a relatively lighter read. Under K’s watchful gaze, Sumire begins to blossom into a different, more confident woman.

It smacked of “No one loves ME” resentment, which kinda sucked hearing from the guy you were with.

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If there’s an everymanliness about murakxmi sex stuff I didn’t care if it was amazing to find a big girl hot, for example. On Lessons Learned and Not Learn Maybe it was for the best. Some of his novels take their titles from songs: It is both tin Miu leaves the island for Athens in order to get help from the Japanese embassy and to call Sumire’s parents.

Sumire loved the sound of it. But Sumire’s handsome father wasn’t going to speak those words, the very words she needed most. Many elements of the plot remain deliberately unresolved, contributing to the idea that true knowledge is elusive, and actual events of the story are obscured in favour of the characters’ perceptions.