Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart” By Haruki Murakami


“My Impression”

Another of Haruki Murakami’s masterpieces is Sputnik Sweetheart.  It’s not strange for Haruki to use psychological metaphors and simple narrative devices to create an effect that would instill in the readers some twisted emotions.  The plot is simple, it’s about an aspiring writer, Sumire –which means Violet — who craves to be successful.  Yet she finds it difficult to cope with society, a misfit to say the least. “K”, the narrator is an interesting person beyond any means. Period.  Haruki discusses the theme of loneliness — which is his greatest assets– sexual desire,  and friendship.  Not to mention the love triangle.  It’s interesting.

The flow of the narration is sweet, and enjoyable.  Filled with images, metaphors, dark humors is Haruki’s Sputnik Sweetheart.   I am still half way so I don’t want to talk more about it, and in fact, I am reading it for the second time, but this time in English.  The first was an Arabic translation .  The English one is far more superior.  

Well, Haruki Murakami can be a wanker at times, but him being one is worth it.

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