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After Dark


The midnight hour approaches in an almost empty all-night diner. Mari sips her coffee and glances up from a book as a young man, a musician, intrudes ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Candiss C

Cinematic and gently surreal

by Candiss C on Sep 11, 2011

After Dark by Haruki Murakami reminded me of carefully-shuffled cards. Two decks representing two separate (yet ultimately and intimately related) stories are slowly merged, chapter by chapter, until they make one cohesive whole that is far more beautiful and evocative than either story would be if ... More



by KareninsSmile on May 1, 2009

I have read 9 of Murakami's novels and to be honest, I've loved every single one, although, perhaps not instantly. This is one that took me a little while to really get into. It is set during one night in Tokyo. Mari, the main character, is a quiet and intelligent girl who is, for reasons not yet ... More


Darker and darker

by Gyllie on Apr 26, 2009

As with Murakami's other books, I am not sure what to take away from this novel of Tokyo nightlife. Two characters out of the cast of the novel interact and the rest simply exist in the same night. It is obscure and unsettling to read -- don't expect resolution. More

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