After the Quake

After the Quake


Book - 2002
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A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375413902
Branch Call Number: F Murakami
Characteristics: 181 pages ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Rubin, Jay 1941-


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Mar 25, 2020

Would you believe me if I told you that Murakami ACTUALLY wrote a complex female character for once? I know. Crazy, right? To be honest, I can never quite decide if his work is deconstructive of toxic masculinity, or a product of it. Probably somewhere in the middle. Anyway, if you like Murakami's prose, you'll enjoy these stories. Like his novels, he knows how to be -just- weird enough without being alienating.

Apr 28, 2019

I read this book because of pewdiepie

Mar 28, 2019

I absolutely love this collection. "Super-Frog Saves Tokyo" and "All God's Children Can Dance" are my favorites of the lot.

Feb 24, 2019

I always seem to be out of touch. I forgot that there was a common earthquake theme running through these stories. As usual, there were a couple that I couldn't figure out what the ending might mean. But my favorite was Super-Frog Saves Tokyo. I got a kick out of that frog's contemporary way of speaking, and his notion that courage is required of both him and his chosen human to help him along. Author Murakami finds ways to make interesting twists in stories that draw me in. I plan to continue reading his long series of well-written stories and novels.

Meeseeks Jun 20, 2017

Reread this book again recently. Such great short stories, hold up well after more than 20 years.

estbergt Feb 18, 2013

Mitchell read feb '13. Also audiobook

debwalker Aug 26, 2011

"Surreal, bizarre, yet grounded in very real tragedy, the stories in this collection take place in the months between the 1995 Kobe earthquake and the deadly poison gas attacks in the Tokyo subway the same year. These brief, meditative stories examine the transformative effects of natural disaster."
Stephan Lee
Entertainment Weekly

Nov 29, 2010

earthquake related (the devastating Kobe earthquake) - avoid if you are not keen on anything earthquake related!


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