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Again by a girl from the Alphaville Hotel; a Chinese prostitute has been hurt by a client and she needs Mari's helpMeanwhile Mari's beautiful sister Eri sleeps a deep heavy sleep that is 'to perfect too pure' to be normal;. Original Review March 8 2011A Midwinter Night s Tale After Dark is probably the easiest Murakami novel to read At 201 pages it s not difficult to finish in one sessionIt s also close to what you would call high concept in the film industry Its execution is not much than its conceptionAll of the action takes place from 1156pm to 652am on a midwinter night or less after dark when the days are shortest and the nights are longestHidden MeaningMurakami s writing is stripped back simple present tense in the style of detective fiction yet there is always a sense of deeper meaning even if it is or remains hiddenWe see the surface almost like a camera but we know there is something behind it even if he doesn t choose or have to describe itBeware of Darkness Darkness is an extended metaphor throughout the entire novelAt the most superficial level it describes the night However it also represents the darkness of the human soulThis level of meaning is most likely to resonate with its likely audience youth in their teens or early twenties who are still trying to piece together some sense of the meaning of life and how they fit into itThe Same People Just a Different CaveBefore people developed the technology to build houses they huddled together in caves at night primarily to escape their predators but also to share their collective warmthDarkness then created a sense of family if not society as wellLanguage as a form of communication probably developed during these hours of darkness when there was little else to doNow that we can build accommodation we create smaller scale individualised caves where we can live alone and lonelyWhat was once a source of comfort has become a source of alienationThe Life of BuildingsThis spiritual or anti spiritual life of buildings in Murakami s fiction has been coming for some timeThe homes office blocks cafes bars and hotels in his novels take on a life of their own They are characters with their own mysteries that embrace and surround the human characters They re almost microcosms with their own cosmic significanceInside these buildings we can be easily lured away from interaction with other humans even the members of our own familySister Feelings Call AgainMari and her beautiful sister Eri are two sides of the one coin their names are only one syllable apart that have lost touch with each otherEri is at home sleeping a deep sleep that is too perfect too pure and has lasted for two monthsLate in the book we learn that they once embraced each other for protection in a lift while it remained trapped in darkness in a blackout Spiritually it was the closest they ever came to each other a return to the comfort of the caveSince then they have drifted apart for no discernible reasonMetaphorically they have lost touch but it s almost as if it is important that they have literally lost touch as wellClose to YouAlthough Eri never fully regains consciousness during the span of the novel their reconciliation and sense of wholeness begin when Mari learns to open up personally over the course of meetings with strangers during the night and decides to sleep in Eri s bed holding her close under the sheets just as the sun starts to rise and the darkness starts to dissipateOpen Up and Let Me InIn Murakami s concluding words this hint of things to come takes time to expand in the new morning light and we attempt to watch it unobtrusively with deep concentration The night has begun to open up at lastThroughout the night we have watched two flowers start to blossomor likely two shrubs about to re blossomIn a sense they have emerged from the dark and into the light They are literally after dark or post darknessThere is a suggestion of a recurring cycle at work here too Just as day follows night night follows dayDarkness Becomes Light and Light Becomes DarknessMurakami s very last words are that the hint of things to come will continue to expand in the light at least until the next darkness arrivesThis might just mean that we will retreat to our caves at night pending a new sunriseBut it could also mean that all through our lives we have to deal with darkness and depression but we have to remember that there will be a new sunrise especially if we make it happen ourselvesIs Once a Night EnoughSomeone has suggested that this novel could be the first in a trilogy based around these charactersThere are a myriad of uestions that the detective in the reader wants to find answers forOn the other hand the metaphorical significance of the novel and its title is complete in one volume Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin girl from the Alphaville Hotel; a Chinese prostitute has been hurt by a client and she needs Mari's helpMeanwhile Mari's beautiful sister Eri sleeps a deep heavy sleep that is 'to perfect too pure' to be normal;. Original Review March 8 2011A Midwinter Night s Tale After Dark is probably the easiest Murakami novel to read At 201 pages it s not difficult to finish in one sessionIt s also close to what you would call high concept in the film industry Its execution is not much than its conceptionAll of the action takes place from 1156pm to 652am on a midwinter night or less after dark when the days are shortest and the nights are longestHidden MeaningMurakami s writing is stripped back simple present tense in the style of detective fiction yet there is always a sense of deeper meaning even if it is or remains hiddenWe see the surface almost like a camera but we know there is something behind it even if he doesn t choose or have to describe itBeware of Darkness Darkness is an extended metaphor throughout the entire novelAt the most superficial level it describes the night However it also represents the darkness of the human soulThis level of meaning is most likely to resonate with its likely audience youth in their teens or early twenties who are still trying to piece together some sense of the meaning of life and how they fit into itThe Same People Just a Different CaveBefore people developed the technology to build houses they huddled together in caves at night primarily to escape their predators but also to share their collective warmthDarkness then created a sense of family if not society as wellLanguage as a form of communication probably developed during these hours of darkness when there was little else to doNow that we can build accommodation we create smaller scale individualised caves where we can live alone and lonelyWhat was once a source of comfort has become a source of alienationThe Life of BuildingsThis spiritual or anti spiritual life of buildings in Murakami s fiction has been coming for some timeThe homes office blocks cafes bars and hotels in his novels take on a life of their own They are characters with their own mysteries that embrace and surround the human characters They re almost microcosms with their own cosmic significanceInside these buildings we can be easily lured away from interaction with other humans even the members of our own familySister Feelings Call AgainMari and her beautiful sister Eri are two sides of the one coin their names are only one syllable apart that have lost touch with each otherEri is at home sleeping a deep sleep that is too perfect too pure and has lasted for two monthsLate in the book we learn that they once embraced each other for protection in a lift while it remained trapped in darkness in a blackout Spiritually it was the closest they ever came to each other a return to the comfort of the caveSince then they have drifted apart for no discernible reasonMetaphorically they have lost touch but it s almost as if it is important that they have literally lost touch as wellClose to YouAlthough Eri never fully regains consciousness during the span of the novel their reconciliation and sense of wholeness begin when Mari learns to open up personally over the course of meetings with strangers during the night and decides to sleep in Eri s bed holding her close under the sheets just as the sun starts to rise and the darkness starts to dissipateOpen Up and Let Me InIn Murakami s concluding words this hint of things to come takes time to expand in the new morning light and we attempt to watch it unobtrusively with deep concentration The night has begun to open up at lastThroughout the night we have watched two flowers start to blossomor likely two shrubs about to re blossomIn a sense they have emerged from the dark and into the light They are literally after dark or post darknessThere is a suggestion of a recurring cycle at work here too Just as day follows night night follows dayDarkness Becomes Light and Light Becomes DarknessMurakami s very last words are that the hint of things to come will continue to expand in the light at least until the next darkness arrivesThis might just mean that we will retreat to our caves at night pending a new sunriseBut it could also mean that all through our lives we have to deal with darkness and depression but we have to remember that there will be a new sunrise especially if we make it happen ourselvesIs Once a Night EnoughSomeone has suggested that this novel could be the first in a trilogy based around these charactersThere are a myriad of uestions that the detective in the reader wants to find answers forOn the other hand the metaphorical significance of the novel and its title is complete in one volume

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アフターダーク Afutā dāku

The midnight hour approaches in an almost empty all night diner Mari sips her coffee and glances up from a book as a young man a musician intrudes on her solitude Both have missed the last train homeLater Mari is interrupted. Murakami is not a great author for passive readers If your main interest in fiction is plot and story and especially if you tend to be the sort of reader who plows straight through a book and then thinks about it only after you re done After Dark is going to be unsatisfyingTo me Murakami is a great author for teaching you how to read forgive me proactively He works a lot with impressions and mood so that it s most rewarding when the reader stops after every few sentences and chews on what s happening On the surface not a lot happens in After Dark There s a girl Mari who s staying up all night in a Denny s in an unnamed city just trying to be by herself and not trying to accomplish much else Her sister Eri is what I d call dramatically asleep unconscious for an indeterminate amount of time but not comatose or otherwise unhealthy So right away this is not the basis for a summer blockbuster film There are other characters and interesting Things that Happen of course it s just a slow start to a leisurely sort of book Overall I d say this book is about how large groups of people are an organism in and of themselves and about how that faceless inexorable organism can possibly be built out of gangsters and also of people who like to sit in a Denny s and read books If impressionistic novels are your cup of tea then you ll enjoy this book and you ll loooooooooooooooooove some of his longer stuff like The Wind Up Bird Chronicle or Wild Sheep Chase The first time I read a Murakami novel I ended with the impression that I missed something important and I only started to get his work after I stopped to smell the creeping dread This book is a good Murakami litmus test don t bother with his longer work if you don t like it I liked it El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro glances up from a book as a young man a musician intrudes on her solitude Both have missed the last train homeLater Mari is interrupted. Murakami is not a Fragonard Art and Eroticism great author for passive readers If your main interest in fiction is plot and story and especially if you tend to be the sort of reader who plows straight through a book and then thinks about it only after you re done After Dark is Mao Zedong going to be unsatisfyingTo me Murakami is a The Monarchs Are Missing great author for teaching you how to read forgive me proactively He works a lot with impressions and mood so that it s most rewarding when the reader stops after every few sentences and chews on what s happening On the surface not a lot happens in After Dark There s a Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding groups of people are an organism in and of themselves and about how that faceless inexorable organism can possibly be built out of Love is Blind gangsters and also of people who like to sit in a Denny s and read books If impressionistic novels are your cup of tea then you ll enjoy this book and you ll loooooooooooooooooove some of his longer stuff like The Wind Up Bird Chronicle or Wild Sheep Chase The first time I read a Murakami novel I ended with the impression that I missed something important and I only started to Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia get his work after I stopped to smell the creeping dread This book is a Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch good Murakami litmus test don t bother with his longer work if you don t like it I liked it

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She has lain asleep for two months But tonight a the digital clock displays 0000 a hint of life flickers across the TV screen though the television's plug has been pulled outStrange nocturnal happenings or a trick of the nig. I wake up My room bathes in the light of the streetlamp I m too tired to look around I close my eyes again but soon feel in my heart that the darkness I so desire has fled It hides under my bed in the corners of the city and of my mind It refuses to manifest itself in its most majestic and generous form that of the great blanket that covers the waking world that of the wide gate that allows passage to the land of dreams The splashes of darkness only serve to irritate me in their small portions I open my eyes flip the switch and welcome the light in its hostile splendour I m not thirsty I m not hungry I m tired but unwilling to try to sleep unwilling to fight a battle that I ve already lost Milk Milk never uenches my thirst it never stills my hunger but I always have some in my fridge It soothes me on a level that is neither nutritional or hydrating Milk is said to strengthen the bones but I sense that it softens me Milk will manage to soften the hard edges of this sleepless night My feet are cold as I make my way to the fridge The floor hasn t been cleaned in a little while and I feel small grains of cluttered dust sand and crumbles cling to the soles of my feet I rub them off and feel a slight disgust with both myself and the floor I tip toe the rest of the way and I feel betterThe fridge is empty No milk No water No produce The light my nemesis of the night luxuriates in this deserted white scenery as a victorious conueror I close the door in displeasure but in the speed of the movement I see a flash of darkness I open the door again and notice a black book sitting on the middle shelf Wondering how it got there and how I missed it before I pick it up After Dark by Haruki Murakami Even though my feet still feel dirty I slip back into bed and start reading The mood is palpable from the first sentence onwards and I m taken away into a scenery where sympathetic darkness prevails allowing glimpses into its secrets Mirrors shadows cats and dead television sets become gateways to another world It s a world of mysterious uestions to which tuna sandwiches a set of sharpened pencils a trombone and a baseball cap are its incomprehensible but valid answers Conversations glean additional significance from the darkness that surrounds them Everyday objects become laden with meaning I am close to understanding the night as I feel it both within the pages and within me I wake up


10 thoughts on “アフターダーク Afutā dāku

  1. says:

    Murakami is not a great author for passive readers If your main interest in fiction is plot and story and especially if you tend to be the so

  2. says:

    Good ol' Murakami Every time I read him I feel my reasons for choosing a book as company over a real person legitimized again What is reading but a singular form of one sided communication? An author sends us an encoded message crafted with precision and a deep empathy arising out of their understanding of the world and humanity at large And we in turn decode it and instantly feel a pull on the invisible umbi

  3. says:

    This really isn’t a novel to be rushed This is a novel to be savoured and appreciated and I think this uote here captures a large part of the book She reads with great concentration Her eyes rarely move from the pages of the book a thick ha

  4. says:

    Original Review March 8 2011A Midwinter Night's Tale After Dark is probably the easiest Murakami novel to read At 201 pages it's not difficult to finish in one sessionIt's also close to what you would call high con

  5. says:

    アフターダーク Afutā Dāku After Dark Haruki MurakamiAfter Dark is a 2004 novel by Japanese author Haruki

  6. says:

    Eye's mark the shape of the cityThere is something about Murakami that ignites connections in my brain that I do

  7. says:

    I wake up My room bathes in the light of the streetlamp I’m too tired to look around I close my eyes again but soon feel in my heart that t

  8. says:

    Clearly his efforts are becoming and of a nuisance because you must read his entire body of work you need to trudge through latter stuff like this one Verrrry Minor Murakami The best thing? The open endedness in some of the various hallucinationstableaux The most irritating? His one page per American reference

  9. says:

    WHY DO I NOT READ MURAKAMI MORE OFTEN?Video review will be up Wednesday

  10. says:

    A delightful excursion into the mentality and rhythms of night in the city and the perspectives it gives to the meaning of our daytime lives This 2007 novel contains the essence of Murikami’s weird and wonderful ways in a pure and restrained form We fly around observing a set of characters as with an invisibl

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