The Murakami Way–Part Three (b)

The Need for Balance The Murakami Way continues here, from Part Three (a) with a look at the need for balance. As I continue reading After Dark, I see the Haruki Murakami characters and settings as statically presented. The purpose of their involvement seems irrelevant but they are not. As the story …

The Murakami Way — Part Three (a)

Self, other, space and time have pervasive significance in the Murakami Way of doing fiction. Each of these concepts as well as consciousness, memory, intuition and the mind are integral to the narrative. Murakami blends these into the storyline with a mix of metaphysics, fiction, realism, fantasy, analogy and romance. The …