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国境の南、太陽の西 Kokkyō no minami taiyō no nishi characters ç 107 Ý ❮Download❯ ✤ 国境の南、太陽の西 Kokkyō no minami taiyō no nishi Author Haruki Murakami – Helpyouantib.co.uk Following the massive complexity of The Wind Up Bird Chronicle Haruki MurakamFollowing the massive complexity of no minami Kindle #216 The Wind Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami's best selling award winning novel comes this deceptively simple love story a contemporary rendering of the romance in which a boy finds and then loses a girl only to meet her again years laterHajime Beginning in Japanese was an atypical only child growing up in a conventional middle class suburb Shimamoto herself an only child was cool and self possessed precocious in the extreme After. The other night a friend mentioned she is reading '184' at the moment and it got me all nostalgic for a Murakami experience So choosing one at random of the ever diminishing list of Murakami's I haven't read yet I chose 'South of the Border West of the Sun'What do you get Unsurprisingly a story that is Murakami There is an every man protagonist mysterious lady from the past jazz university protests people with deformities I could go on or just use the Murakami Bingo Desipite being so Murakami that it could have been achieved via a cutpaste exercise from his other novels I still enjoyed it I just love Murakami Plot wise it most reminds me of 'Norwegian Wood' especially that it has no weird story elements It's just a straight our universe no funny business at all Murakami Indeed reading it I thought of it as a proto Norwegian Wood like a practice piece But looking at his Wikipedia page I see that he wrote it two novels after 'Norwegian Wood' Oh well So overall this was a likeable read but probably only recommended for fans who have read the major works The others offer so much

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To reveal And so reckless with enchantment and lust Hajime prepares to risk everything in order to consummate his first love and to experience a life he's dreamed of but never had a chance to Kokkyō no minami PDF #206 realize Bittersweet passionate and ultimately redemptive South of the Border West Kokkyō no minami taiyō no Epubof the Sun is an intricate examination of desire illuminating the persistent power of childhood and memory in matters of the heart From the Hardcover editio. the sad truth is that certain types of things can’t go backward Once they start going forward no matter what you do they can’t go back the way they were If even one little thing goes awry then that’s how it will stay forever South of the Border West of the Sun is a short novel by Haruki Murakami Here we read the story of one Hajime's journey from childhood to middle age The novel explores themes of post war capitalism and culture in Japan in the 20th century infidelity in relationships and unreuited love besides usual Murakami esue themes of alienation loneliness and longingThe story gets its name from the Nat King Cole song by the name of South of the Border Jazz music is a central to the themes in the story as we sit back in dazzling jazz bars sipping cocktails listening to Nat King Cole and Duke EllingtonMeanwhile West of the Sun part of the title refers to a disease called Siberian hysteria In the text Shimamoto describes Siberian Hysteria a nervous disorder using an analogy where as a farmer who operates on a dry and barren run with the horizon North West South and East He conducts himself in the same routine day after day year after year Eventually he becomes hysteric walking East until he faints from exhaustion and passes away Nat King Cole Hajime was born in post war Japan at a time when the country's economy was thriving and a baby boom happened when the birth rate was significantly high and the number of families with single child were rare Hajime being a single child is shown to suffer from a degree of alienation due to this and develops a relationship with books and music In comes Shimatoto also a single child with whom he develops a friendship Unfortunately circumstances separate the two children at a young age For a while is a phrase whose length can't be measuredAt least by the person who's waiting We watch Hajime spiral through life in his semi isolation as he struggles with his longing for the past with Shimatoto Eventually she returns to his life only Hajime is now 36 and a father of two Shimatoto remains a metaphor for the what ifs and what might have beens of unreuited loveI didn't enjoy this as much as some of Murakami's other novels Yet it was a worthwhile read on 20th century Japanese culture and the trademark Murakami soundtrack allowed me to finish the novel with relative ease My lack of interest in the plot may be due to my inability to relate to the characters and themes in the storyHappy reading

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国境の南、太陽の西 Kokkyō no minami taiyō no nishiSchool these childhood sweethearts would listen to records hold hands and talk about their 国境の南、太陽の西 Kokkyō Kindle future Then despite themselves in the way peculiar to adolescents they grew apart seemingly for goodNow facing middle age finally content after years of aimlessness Hajime is a successful nightclub owner a husband and father when he suddenly is reunited with Shimamoto propelled into the mysteries of her life and confronted by dark secrets she is loath. I never fail to be impressed by the way Murakami captures mood and feelings Even in his less fantastic novels of which this is one he draws you into a world that is all his and so full of possibilities and connections that you feel you could grasp them if you reached out Except you don't because in Murakami's universe it's easier to stay put and wait than to get actively involved It's about memories and reminiscences about wishes and alternate realities and if you were to reach out and touch anything you would break the carefully crafted atmosphere leaving nothing but some loner's neurotic ramblings about the things he should have done but sadly never did You wouldn't want to do that now would you South of the Border West of the Sun is set in a familiar Murakami landscape where lonely men listen to jazz and classical music get obsessed with mysterious women with death in their eyes and crave a connection with just one fellow soul This time around the protagonist is Hajime a man in his late thirties who seems to be going through a bit of a mid life crisis Reasonably happily married and the successful owner of two jazz bars Hajime seems to have it all except for two things he can't really connect to anyone and he is haunted by memories of the women he has wronged Most of all he is haunted by the memory of his childhood friend Shimamoto the only person in his life to whom he has ever been close but of whom he lost sight at age twelve And then Shimamoto suddenly reappears in his life tempting him with promises of closeness and understanding and confusing him profoundly As stories of mid life crises and marital infidelity go this one is nothing out of the ordinary It follows Hajime through his obsession with Shimamoto and his insecurities regrets and justifications leading him all the way to some modicum of self discovery So far so generic adultery novel What sets the book apart from countless other such books is its mood Like other Murakami books South of the Border West of the Sun is a mood piece It has a dreamlike timeless uality a mellow intensity and a jazz and rain fuelled melancholy which occasionally drips off the pages It evokes loneliness and obsession in a way few other authors manage to evoke them It's like being submerged in a bath of longing and nostalgia and I for one really enjoy that sort of thing There's something uite cathartic about itMuch has been said about Hajime the protagonist of South of the Border Like many Murakami characters Hajime is not an action hero; he spends most of the book waiting for fate to deal him a lucky card and when he finally gets it he doesn't really know what to do with it Nor does he seem to notice that the cards he was initially dealt were actually uite good He is a dreamer and a drifter floating through a world in which he doesn't seem properly anchored feeling rather than observing longing rather than acting He is haunted by memories and wallows in his own mistakes without having the guts to address them He is not necessarily the world's most attractive protagonist but all the same it is interesting watching the world through his eyes sensing his guilt and sharing his cravings And if he doesn't seem to be all that different from countless other Murakami protagonists well so be it That's Murakami for you writing the same story featuring the same protagonist over and over again but in a way which keeps you coming back for As for Murakami's refusal to tie up the loose ends in this book which seems to baffle certain reviewers I like that I like that we never find out exactly what Shimamoto has been up to for all these years I like that her disappearance remains unexplained I even like the fact that we never find out her first name Hajime keeps calling her by her family name even when they are having sex It adds an air of detachment and mystery to the novel which in turn just adds to its dreamlike uality It allows you to fill in the blanks yourself and at the end of the day that is what I like most about good fiction its ability to make you fantasise and write parts of the story yourself Maybe that's why I like Murakami so much; he draws me into brilliant moodscapes and leaves me there thinking feeling wondering what I would do in a given position Sometimes I wish I never had to leave his world but alas even the best jazz gets tedious after a while