Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge...


Thanks to Tony's Reading List, a blog I found via the wonderful Interpolations blog, I have discovered the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge. Murakami is one of my all time favourite writers. I have never taken up a reading challenge before, so this seems like a great one to start with!

There are different levels of participation available, from one novel or everything Murakami has ever written (which has been translated into English). Below is the list of all of his works published in English, the ones underlined are the ones I have already read. Eleven out of a possible seventeen, so maybe I can aim to read them all the end of the year? I guess the challenge is being able to get hold of the final ones.

Novels/Novellas

Hear the Wind Sing (風の歌を聴け Kaze no uta o kike)
Pinball, 1973 (1973年のピンボール 1973-nen no pinbōru)
A Wild Sheep Chase (羊をめぐる冒険 Hitsuji o meguru bōken)
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド Sekai no owari to hādoboirudo wandārando)
Norwegian Wood (ノルウェイの森 Noruwei no mori)
Dance Dance Dance (ダンス・ダンス・ダンス Dansu dansu dansu)
South of the Border, West of the Sun (国境の南、太陽の西 Kokkyō no minami, taiyō no nishi)
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (ねじまき鳥クロニクル Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru)
Sputnik Sweetheart (スプートニクの恋人 Supūtoniku no koibito)
Kafka on the Shore (海辺のカフカ Umibe no Kafuka)
After Dark (アフターダーク Afutā Dāku)
1Q84 (1Q84 Ichi-kyū-hachi-yon)

Short story collections

after the quake
The Elephant Vanishes

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Non-fiction

Underground (アンダーグラウンド Andāguraundo)
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (走ることについて語るときに僕の語ること Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto)

2 comments:

  1. Ah, just saw you on Interpolations. I am another Murakami fan, but you've read more than I. I have however, reviewed What I talk about..., and Blind willow ... on my blog. I've also read Hardboiled wonderland..., Norwegian wood, and After dark PLUS a couple of individual short stories.

    Good luck with your PhD.

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