M từ Chikhali, Madhya Pradesh, Ấn Độ
Tôi không phải là một fan hâm mộ lớn của tiểu thuyết đồ họa, nhưng điều này đã bị bạn trai ép buộc và tôi không thể có đủ. Mặc dù việc đọc sẽ hơi chậm trong Tập 2, vì tôi không được phép mang chúng ra khỏi nhà ... :)
I'm a huge fan of Haruki Murakami. If there were a Mount Rushmore of writers, his face would be next to Beckett's, Herbert's and Miller's. So when I found out he released a new book, I quickly bought it and brought it along on my trip to Italy. I thought, this would be a fantastic read as I travel around Florence and Rome. First off, it's very short. A novella rather than a novel. That wouldn't have been bad, but the story felt even to long for a novella. This should have been a short story included in a collection of his short stories. Also, I really felt this story was weak. In all his works, he continually bends time, gender, and anything else that comes to his mind. His works are a collection of absurdities and oddities and thats why I love him. However, with After Dark, I really feel as if he has lost his way. This book only makes sense if you studied literature and understand how to look deep into books. I don't believe good books should require anyone to have a degree in "Lit" (which I do) to understand. And even with understanding all its hidden meanings, this is still not a very good book. Truthfully, this book only deserves one star, but since the writer is Haruki Murakami, I gave it 2 stars because I idolize the guy. Only read if you are a fan, and perhaps not even then.