Category: Book

New Novel, 13 April 2023

February 1, 2023 By murakamiclub

Announced today, Haruki Murakami’s new novel will be released in Japan on 13 April 2023. The Release The publisher, Shinchosha, delivered a concise release on 1 February 2023 at 00:00 (JST). “On 13 April 2023, Shinchosha will publish Haruki Murakami’s new novel (1200 manuscript pages). It will be the first entirely new piece published in […]

New Book: More, My Good Old Classical Records

December 19, 2022 By mk

On 15 December 2022, a new Murakami book, ‘More, My Good Old Classical Records’ was published in Japan. It is an essay book on his classical music record collection and a sequel to “My Good Old Classical Records,” published last year. In the preface, Murakami wrote that this book was neither a guidebook nor an […]

Photo in Hawaii displayed in Texas

December 17, 2022 By mk

In October 2022, Laura Wilson published a book, “The Writers: Portraits”, which includes photographs of 38 authors from around the world, including Haruki Murakami, According to Murakami’s recent interview, he went to Hawaii in February this year for the first time after the pandemic. He stayed there for three-four weeks (and listened to the news […]

Happy Birthday, Haruki Murakami and Jack London

January 12, 2022 By mk

Murakami was born on 12 January 1949 and today is his 73rd birthday. Coincidentally, the birthday of Jack London (12 January 1876 – 22 November 1916) and Murakami are the same (London was born 73 years before Murakami), and Murakami once created a “Jack London Club” on the Internet for people with the same birthday […]

Men without Women Review (3) An Independent Organ

November 6, 2021 By mk

An Independent Organ loosely shares its setting with the other stories in the same short story collection, Men Without Women, and depicts a single fate related to love. The reader can gain a new perspective by linking up with the classic works and deciphering what is not described in the novel.

Men without Women Review (2) Yesterday

November 4, 2021 By mk

Yesterday is the second story in Haruki Murakami’s short story collection “Men without Woman”. In the story, the protagonist is told by his strange friend to go on a date with his girlfriend. The episode, which is a slice of adolescent life with a follow-up episode, ends inconclusively. However, the underlying storyline borrows imagery from the classics and is filled with allusions.

Men without Women Review (1) Drive My Car

October 28, 2021 By mk

Drive My Car is the first story in Haruki Murakami’s short story collection, Men Without Women. This concise story may appear to be lacking in detail, but in fact it contains a variety of elements that allow the reader to develop their imagination.