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elle89, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by elle89)
This was most definitely the best book I read in 2012. I agree with the previous comments that it shows a side of Murakami that one doesn't get to see in his longer books, like the Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Since it does lean toward the more realistic side of magic realism, the brief moments of magic feel all the more tangible and eerie. While reading the book, and even after I finished it, I spent my days in a foggy stupor as the lines between dream and reality blurred even in my own life. I would recommend Sputnik Sweetheart as a starting place for someone who wants to get into Murakami's work! And also as just a really really really great book in general.
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elle89, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by elle89)
This was most definitely the best book I read in 2012. I agree with the previous comments that it shows a side of Murakami that one doesn't get to see in his longer books, like the Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Since it does lean toward the more realistic side of magic realism, the brief moments of magic feel all the more tangible and eerie. While reading the book, and even after I finished it, I spent my days in a foggy stupor as the lines between dream and reality blurred even in my own life. I would recommend Sputnik Sweetheart as a starting place for someone who wants to get into Murakami's work! And also as just a really really really great book in general.
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monica moniker, January 10, 2012 (view all comments by monica moniker)
This is a beautiful slice of Murakami. It is shorter than some of his other books, but a perfectly mysterious bit of magical realism. Even though there are some fantastical elements, the tale lends itself more to the real side of things. It was refreshing to have some interesting female characters in a Murakami novel outnumber the male ones. This was a timely book for me to read, and I very much enjoyed it.
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Shan, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Shan)
Murakami takes you through one world and back. Fast paced and thrilling, Murakami plays with the routine and unexpected both with story and style.
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megcampbell3, December 23, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
This is a book without concrete literary resolutions—a mirror of life as it is—we never seem to really know what motivates each of the three characters, not truly, and they don't seem to consciously know themselves. Do things happen by design or at random? Deceptively simple, "Sputnik Sweetheart" can be read in a day, but would likely be best understood revisited through the seasons and years. Is anything as it appears in a world constructed (translated) by Haruki Murakami?
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ISBN:
9780375726057
Author:
Murakami, Haruki
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Women novelists
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Businesswomen
Subject:
Unrequited love.
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
77
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.24x.59 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books - English 9780375726057 Reviews:
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In this compact volume, Murakami has once again concocted a literary Möbius strip of life, longing, and shifting realities. If you've been afraid to read Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart is a perfect introduction for those new to this highly addictive writer.

"Review" by , "Like a Zen koan, Murakami's tale of the search for human connection asks only questions, offers no answers and must be meditated upon to provide meaning."
"Review" by , "Dreamlike and compelling....Murakami is a genius."
"Review" by , "Grabs you from the opening lines....[Murakami's] never written anything more openly emotional."
"Review" by , "Murakami is a world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks."
"Review" by , “Perhaps better than any contemporary writer, [Murakami] captures and lays bare the raw human emotion of longing.”
"Review" by , “Murakami has an unmatched gift for turning psychological metaphors into uncanny narratives.”
"Review" by , “Murakami’s true achievement lies in the humor and vision he brings to even the most despairing moments.”
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