Giant Robot Store and GR2 News — book RSS




More Haruki Murakami

Just days ago, we wrote about the world wide stardom of Author Haruki Murakami. The BBC writes their own gushing piece about the author. One book store rep mentions Harry Potter in the same sentence as IQ84 in terms of sales. His book is set to come out next week, and it’s set to be a best seller at 1600 pages. There’s a lot of Murakami factoids and this one should wet your appetite to actually read this behemoth of a novel.

Continue reading



Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 Reviewed

WSJ reviews IQ84 by Haruki Murakami. I can’t think of a writer that a person of our generation might care about as much as he. His books haven’t all been made into huge block buster movies. There’s some arty ones, or at least one arty one, but for the most part, they haven’t worked out. Perhaps his novels are ones that can’t be made into film because they are created for the written experience. Murakami’s words are ones that are meant to be read, not said or visualized since the prose is special (at least to many). It’s what makes him popular and what makes his books sell even when they’re behemoths. It’ll take a special mind to make it all...

Continue reading