But whereas miu is glamorous and successful, sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized secondhand coat and heavy boots like a character in a kerouac novel. It takes approximately two weeks for me to finish sputnik sweetheart. May 25, 2001 sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami. Every time i start reading a book i am all geared up and full of. I didnt get the meaning of what the author was trying to say, although i really like some. If you like norwegian wood you might like similar books sputnik sweetheart, colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage, after dark, south of the border, west of the sun, kafka on the shore. Jack kerouac, an author from the beatnik generation. But for the first time since i started reading murakami, i dont think i quite understand what happened in the end of this novel. Even enthusiasts, i believe, will find sputnik stands alone without obvious parallel to his other books. Sputnik sweetheart 2002 read online free book by haruki. Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami books the guardian. Pdf sputnik sweetheart book by haruki murakami free. I just finished sputnik sweetheart, my fourth murakami book or 3.
The music podcast from two best buds think millennial artist spotlight hosted by brandon. Like theres no more gravity, and im left to drift in outer space with no idea where im going. About midway through sputnik sweetheart, while miu and sumire are in greece, murakami starts adding layer upon layer to the text until every detail hums with significance. Couple days ago, i wondered whether i was going to take the underground or south of the border, west of the sun, but wound up reading sputnik sweetheart due to its length, and it took. Read sputnik sweetheart, by haruki murakami online on bookmate summary.
Aug 16, 2016 sputnik sweetheart explores the feelings of love and lust within its pages, examining and questioning the differences within the relationships that lies between the characters and their own internal struggles. The third, murakamis sputnik sweetheart, a bookclub hardback with a. Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. Jul 15, 2014 so, one minutes after declaring to stop reading murakami, i continued my readings on that jazz lover japanese writer. Sputnik sweetheart quotes by haruki murakamipage 2 of 12. A conversation with murakami about sputnik sweetheart. Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami librarything.
If youre new to murakami and are wondering which work to start with, sputnik sweetheart will provide you with an excellent introduction to murakamis writing and leave you wanting more. Norwegian wood is a very early book published in the u. Free download or read online sputnik sweetheart pdf epub book. K notes her change of style shes gone from looking like a character out of a jack kerouac novel to a tastefully dressed business woman. Apr, 2015 murakami i forgot to mention that all the covers of his books are absolutely gorgeous and i love the way they look on my shelf. It is usually all too easy to say why a piece of fiction doesnt work. The writer is involved in the world and at the same time detached. This is a beautifully written novel, and murakamis simple, eloquent prose conveys they characters loneliness like few other writers can. Book sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami matts blog. I just finished reading sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami, and i cant decipher the ending. Enter murakamis world to explore the books, read interviews, discover music, browse image galleries, and much more. In the world of k, sumire, and miu, sex is often mistaken for love.
Sumire is an aspiring writer, but stops being able to write when she falls in love. Like a zen koan, murakamis tale of the search for human connection asks. Is it just me, or do haruki murakamis books leave other people with. Read pdf sputnik sweetheart absolutely for free at. Ive read a number of his books since, but have somehow overlooked sputnik. Haruki murakamis sputnik sweetheart follows the narrator k and his love interest sumire.
Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami overdrive rakuten. May 26, 2001 sputnik sweetheart haruki murakami, trans philip gabriel 229pp, harvill. But then again, books by this inscrutable japanese author always are. Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami and adam sims. If you like sputnik sweetheart you might like similar books south of the border, west of the sun, after dark, dance dance dance, a wild sheep chase, the elephant vanishes. Murakami treads new ground with sputnik sweetheart baltimore.
Miu confuses this with sputnik, leading to the books title. Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami, paperback barnes. May 22, 2001 part romance, part detective story, sputnik sweetheart tells the story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited love. Here are twentyfive of the most insightful haruki murakami quotes that see right into your soul. Murakami i forgot to mention that all the covers of his books are absolutely gorgeous and i love the way they look on my shelf.
At least, that is, until she meets an older woman to whom she finds herself irresistibly drawn. Haruki murakami, the internationally bestselling author of norwegian wood and the windup bird chronicle, plunges us into an. To ask other readers questions about sputnik sweetheart, please sign up. Apr 04, 20 sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami murakamis meditation on loneliness, fiction, and the ambiguities of self is as thought provoking as it is haunting. Sputnik sweetheart by murakami muses upon the question of love. Like laika, the dog inside of the sputnik satellite, each of these. All of which makes it odd that sputnik sweetheart, like most of murakamis writing. Buy sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami online at alibris.
Many of the events may seem disconnected, but i trust in their meaning even if it might take me a while to unpack it. The kind of helpless feeling when everything youre used to has been ripped away. Part romance, part detective story, sputnik sweetheart tells the story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited love. And so the theme of the dissembled person the two mius, one feeling and the other not is very much about the writers condition. I can tell that ive been trapped on that book since the first.
One of alastair campbells top five books of all time but dont let that put you off it really is rather good i think the extra length of norwegian wood is a strength because sputnik sweetheart never seems to achieve the same dramatic weight as that novel. K mean by i spread my fingers apart and stare at the palms of both hands, looking for bloodstains. Hear the wind sing 1979 pinball, 1973 1980 a wild sheep chase 1982. Murakamis writing has been more and more problematic for me as i read more and more of his novels, sputnik sweetheart being the 9th, yet this book is among his best. Sputnik sweetheart is a novel by haruki murakami, published in japan, by kodansha, in 1999. This sputnik conversation took place at a wedding reception for. Like other murakami books, this one will haunt me for awhile. Listen to sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami, adam sims for free with a 30 day free trial. Sputnik sweetheart vintage international kindle edition by murakami, haruki, philip gabriel. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading sputnik sweetheart vintage international. I just finished sputnik sweetheart and like many others, im left trying to decipher what happened in the end. Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami cronache letterarie. Sputnik sweetheart, why is the ordeal about carrot even in the. How to understand the end of murakamis sputnik sweetheart quora.
Sputnik sweetheart deals with the inability of japanese women, today, to love intimately, because of their identification with the wwii korean sex slaves, juxtaposed with the ongoing denial of the atrocity by the malecentric mainstream of japanese culture. Passages that looked like aimless doodling take on very definite meaning. Sputnik sweetheart, suputoniku no koibito is a novel by haruki murakami, published in japan, by kodansha, in 1999. Weatherdays song my sputnik sweetheart is a reference to the novel. The first edition of the novel was published in april 20th 1999, and was written by haruki murakami. Find books like sputnik sweetheart from the worlds largest community of readers. The book ends with the theme of the telephone, which appears in numerous books by murakami, usually when telephoning from a faraway. Oct 10, 2011 sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. I used to like him quite a lot, but come on, doesnt he get tired of writing the same. Listen to sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami at.
One of them was the strange library, a short story. K is madly in love with his best friend, sumire, but her devotion to a writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments. Murakamis work is endlessly quotable, and if you still have somehow missed the haruki murakami bus, its time to get on board. Apr 19, 2001 sputnik sweetheart is a slim novel in comparison with murakamis most recent opus, the windup bird chronicle. My friend remarks that murakami is the best author at describing people hanging out, doing nothing, and i kind of agree. Apr 30, 2011 i just finished reading sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami as part of the haruki murakami reading challenge hosted by murakamichallenge i will admit, i knew absolutely nothing about this author and i am not a huge fan of asian literature except for the more popularmainstream asian fiction books like memoirs of a geisha and snow flower and the secret fan. Sputnik sweetheart by haruki murakami trotskys book club. Goodreads members who liked sputnik sweetheart also liked. Id love to show you a photo of her, but i dont have any. On reading sputnik sweetheart, haruki murakami the. An english translation by philip gabriel was then published in 2001. Oct 15, 20 part romance, part detective story, sputnik sweetheart tells the story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited love.1018 1352 927 380 640 275 358 732 512 100 1203 1410 266 1350 325 1413 305 650 169 1060 292 105 763 831 444 1077 628 1068 1377 570 347 909