Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

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Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.

Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.

Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...



Title : Sputnik Sweetheart
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ISBN : 0099448475
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 229 pages


Reviews


Dasha rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 09, 2009

Don't get me wrong, I don't think this is, by any chance, a bad book. My low rating can be easily explained by the fact that I've already read too much Murakami. I used to like him quite a lot, but come on, doesn't he get tired of writing the same book over and over again? Let me show you the pat...


Scarlet rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2017

"Reality was one step out of line, a cardigan with the buttons done up wrong." I have come to realise that reading a Murakami book is not quite an act of reading itself but an act of dreaming with your eyes open. What you see is a series of surreal images barely held together by threads of reaso...


Kevin rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2017

This is my first time reading a Murakami novel. It was very good, and very weird. Either large sections are entirely metaphorical, or we've got some heavy unreliable narrator action going on. Honestly, either way or any combination of the 2 is totally fine with me; this book was beautifully writt...


Vessey rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

SPOILERS She said: I really wanted to see you. When I couldn’t see you any more, I realized that. It was as clear as if the planets all of a sudden lined up in a row for me. I really need you. You’re a part of me; I’m a part of you. He thought: We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world...


Seth rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2009

After the excellent Kafka on the Shore and the perhaps much better Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, I've been on something of a Murakami kick. I find his storytelling fascinating, both in device and in style. His use of the extraordinary-as-mundane is a tasty joy for me to indulge. Sputnik Sweetheart, whi...


Kelly rated it ★★★★★

May 09, 2007

Why does Haruki Murakami hit the spot so well for me, and for thousands of other readers worldwide? There's a common element in all his works; it's a bridge of fantasy and reality that has just the right delicate balance. There's something about that balance that's so mesmerizing. You can connect...


K.D. rated it ★★★☆☆

March 14, 2010

This is my 2nd novel by Haruki Murakami and just like Kafka in the Shore, this still amazed me. I even enjoyed this more than Kafka. For me this is the best unrequited tragic love story I've read so far. As this is said to be the most openly emotional novel of Mr. Murakami, the prose is really hau...


Brendon rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2016

I sat down to read ‘Sputnik Sweetheart’ the night David Bowie died. It was a humid,still antipodean January night where you knew sleep would not come easily. My partner, less accomodating of the heat than I am, nevertheless went to bed around 11 leaving me to late night reading. Unusually for sub...


Sherif rated it ★★★☆☆

December 22, 2016

إذا أردتَ أن تجرب إحساس الهلوسة التي تفصلك عن الواقع، وتسافر بك عبر الزمان والمكان إلى عالم خيالي، يخلو من الهم والحزن، ويمتلئ بالبهجة والسحر، أمامك وسيلتان: إما أن تتعاطي المخدرات، وإما أن تقرأ لموراكامي. تمت


Mariel rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2010

A moment in my life that has come back to haunt me during times of communication difficulty is when I told my grandmother that I hated to repeatedly shout out what I'd said for my mostly deaf grandfather because it made what I'd said sound stupid. Her response was that it was stupid all along, or...





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