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Home Haruki Murakami Sputnik Sweetheart. Sumire was living in a one-room apartment in Kichijoji where she made do with the minimum amount of furniture and the maximum number of books.

Home Haruki Murakami Sputnik Sweetheart. Sputnik sweetheart, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. CONTENTS. She’d get up at noon, and in the afternoon, with the enthusiasm of a pilgrim making her way through sacred hills, take a walk around Inogashira Park. On sunny days she’d sit on a park bench, chewing on bread, puffing one cigarette after another, reading.

Sputnik sweetheart, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel. Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart. Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. p. cm. I. Gabriel, J. Philip.

2 Sputnik Sweetheart Haruki Murakami. This is the second episode of our podcast called "I Read This Book". Hope you find this enjoyable and valuable.

Sputnik Sweetheart (スプートニクの恋人, Supūtoniku no Koibito) is a novel by Haruki Murakami, published in Japan, by Kodansha, in 1999. An English translation by Philip Gabriel was then published in 2001. Sumire is an aspiring writer who survives on a family.

As is usual in Murakami books the narrator is a nameless male. While she is described as a previously un-romantic and socially disassociated soul.

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The sputnik sweetheart: a novel Haruki Murakami,J. Murakami writes with admirable discipline, producing ten pages a day, after which he runs ten kilometres (he began long-distance running in 1982 and has participated in numerous marathons and races), works on translations, and then reads, listens to records and cooks.

The official US site of Haruki Murakami. Enter Murakami’s world to explore the books, read interviews, discover music, browse image galleries, and much more. Contact Us. Sputnik Sweetheart. Posted on October 6, 2014January 6, 2016 by hmadmin.

Clunky writing, glaring credibility gaps, predictable storylines - all are a cinch to detect, dissect and generally rail against. It's that very slipperiness, of course, which makes it complex and demanding, but also infuriatingly seamless. How to begin to describe what it is or does? So I'll come right out and say it: I don't really know what Murakami's startling new novel is about. But it has touched me deeper and pushed me further than anything I've read in a long time.

Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves. A college student, identified only as "K," falls in love with his classmate, Sumire. But devotion to an untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments-until she meets Miu, an older and much more sophisticated businesswoman. When Sumire disappears from an island off the coast of Greece, "K" is solicited to join the search party and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous, haunting visions. A love story combined with a detective story, Sputnik Sweetheart ultimately lingers in the mind as a profound meditation on human longing.

This is a review of the paperback Sputnick Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami2001 edition by Vintage International. There are entire chapters of Murakami ethereal writing but taken together it is hard to tell if this is one completed story. Most of the book and most of the plot is a lovely story, folding into a classic Murakami mystery. By the end it is unclear what if anything he had in mind. At least three plots collide into a confusion. The use of language is wonderful, credit to translator Phillip Gabriel, but the authorship is not that of a writer who knows where he is going.
The interesting title derives from the one of the triade of central characters to remember the difference between “Sputnik” and “Beatnik”. There is great romantic love between,among the male narrator and the two women but a great deal of the dramatic tension is based on which if any of the members of this triangle will ever declare or act upon their love for either of the other.

As is usual in Murakami books the narrator is a nameless male. He is employed (a grade school teacher) even if he never seems to do much except be available for his younger college friend Sumire. While she is described as a previously un-romantic and socially disassociated soul. The book begins with the announcement that love has entered her life in a single moment “A veritable tornado sweeping across the plains, flattening everything in its path tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shred, crushing them to bits. “ She has fallen in love with a person 17 years her senior, married and female. So much for the first two paragraphs.

This is not a classic Murakami combination, but we will find a number of his usual conventions, tropes and assorted accoutrements. The woman with money and time to burn. European classical music, the aforesaid nameless detached narrator, the face in the crowd and late in the book, magical realism.

I did not dislike this book, only because I already liked Muri kami. I was enjoying what looked to be him applying his stable of effects without reference to any through the looking glass tricks. And yet that is where we arrive. Who are these people on this side and who are they on that side and what happened if the trick is to take the road not taken, except what happens to those we leave behind? These are all worthy questions and the kinds of questions that make for great literature. Sputnik Sweetheart got confused along way.
I'm no writer, so I hesitate to review a book. I can only talk about my feelings while reading it. I'm a giant fan of Murakami's work, and this is one of my favorite books of his that I've read lately.
I was glued to the pages almost immediately. Human loneliness was a big theme in the book and I feel like it really managed to capture that feeling that we all have in varying degrees. I'll admit I teared up once or twice.
The prose is his usual mix of matter-of-fact, poetic and surreal.
I highly recommend this book.
Brilliant, as usual with this author. The imagery of the Greek villiage is enticing. You have all your usual Murakami traits at play here. The mystical, hyper-sexual, the enigmatic, the surrealism... The overall tone of the book is somber, mainly highlighting the degree to which we are all eventually alone and insignificant.
Like a orbiting satellite, the characters constantly yearn and never really make contact with what drives them forward.
"Sputnik Sweetheart", by Haruki Murakami.

Sumire feels at odds with the world. Her only passion in life to date has been writing though she has had almost no success with it either. K, Sumire's former college classmate and only friend is her only real connection in the world. K has fallen in love with Sumire however the feeling isn't mutual as Sumire has never had that kind of desire for anyone that is until she meets Miu. Sumire takes a job with Miu that eventually leads them to a vacation on an island off the coast of Greece from which Sumire disappears. With no one else to turn to Miu contacts K and he heads off to help in the search...

"Sputnik Sweetheart" is my fifth Murakami experience. "Kafka on the Shore" is still my favorite but "Sputnik Sweetheart", is a good short read from Murakami and captures many of the elements and themes that are prevalent throughout Murakami's works.

The Good: Murakami's writing always draws me in. I always enjoy the characters, the story, the way as the reader you are privy to Japanese culture in small servings, and the always prevalent spiritual and metaphysical elements than run rampant in Murakami's stories. These elements allow him to take what would normally be a relatively simple plot and turn it into a story with depth.

The Bad: Nothing memorable.

Overall: If you are a fan of Murakami's other work you will probably enjoy Sputnik Sweetheart as well. If you haven't tried Murakami before this may not be a bad place to start because it is one of his shorter stories.
I've read a lot of Murakami including his somewhat recent 1000-plus page work. Somehow I missed this wonderful gem, "Sputnik Sweetheart." It is beautifully written. I loved all three characters. The whole book feels like a dream - not quite a nightmare, not quite sweet. All of Murakami's major concepts are there -- the unrequited longing, the sense of profound loss and profound sadness, the ability to divide one's self and move into another dimension, maybe come back, maybe not. He is a writer who never ceases to amaze me.
As always,Murakami, the master philosopher, gives us an enticing story and thought provoking theme. One of his best. Beautifully written, anytime I see a night sky with stars I recall the feeling he provokes by his description of same with a sense of the vastness of space with a minimum of words. GORGEOUS, dessert for the soul.
Kind of a sleeper for Murakami, but I really enjoyed this book for its, mostly, straightforward nature. Many people like the way Murakami dabbles in the alternate universe, trip into the mind sort of thing, and I like playing make-believe sometimes, but Murakami's writing really shows what it is made of when he sticks to a more realistic realm.