Lost in space

13 07 2008

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

So, narrator loves the quite odd Sumire but she loves equally odd older woman, Miu, and goes off to work for her on a trip to Greek island. Something happens and he goes to Greece to investigate. All turns out a bit odd in the end

Whilst I have really enjoyed other Murakami novels, I have to say that this really felt pretty second rate. Customary meditations on love and loss and bags of existential meanderings just seem a bit lightweight and lazy here. It feels like a nice short story dragged out unnecessarily into a novel.

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