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Dance Dance Dance

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Part mystery, part fantasy.Dance, Dance, Dance is a beautifully crafted, wicked-good example of a surreal story that works.

    An unnamed protagonist is on a quest to find his missing girlfriend. Along the way, he plays chaperone to a wiser-than-her-years teenager, cavorts with call girls and reunites with a friend from high school who just happens to be a famous A-list celebrity.

    Dance, Dance, Dance is actually the sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase. Although I'm sure it would have been better to read them in order, my enjoyment of the novel wasn't affected in the least by not doing so. I was completely and utterly mesmerized the whole time through.

    Murakami is a master of dialogue. When his characters speak, I listen. It might be the most mundane thing coming out of their mouths, but for some reason, I always find myself sitting on the edge of my seat when they speak. I think it has to do with the complexity of his characters. They're complex, so their dialogue doesn't have to be.

    The other thing that works for me, are the surreal story elements. Normally, I cannot stand surrealism in literature. It usually takes me out of the narrative, but Murakami uses it carefully to emphasize the harshness of reality. I find myself completely willing to drink the Kool-Aid, and that says a lot.

    As much as I enjoy his writing, and his continual references to Western culture, I know that many may not care for his writing style. This is the second novel I've read by him, and it too, contained quite a bit of sex and a bit of violence. Not enough to bother me though. The other thing that might bother a reader are the untidy, open-ended endings. Again, not a problem for me.

    Is Murakami for you? The only way to tell is to actually read one of his books. He's a rock-star to me but you already knew that.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    very good but not his best

    Rich yet minimalistic storytelling worth a read

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  • Posted June 3, 2013

    Need I say more? :) Yet another notable work from the genius him

    Need I say more? :) Yet another notable work from the genius himself. I just had goosebumps (literally) while reading this book. Haha. Better to read this during the day to avoid such. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Cool

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Wonderful book

    Could not put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

    Brilliant

    This novel is absolutely unlike anything I have ever read. He is a wonderful writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2005

    Emotional Rollercoaster

    Murakami is brilliant. He taps into so many different emotions, often a few at once. An amazing story, very satisfied.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    An amazing novel...

    One of the best books I've read. EVAR. It might be a little confusing if you haven't read 'A Wild Sheep Chase' so I'd recommend checking that out first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2002

    An Excellent Novel

    Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors, and I consider Dance Dance Dance to be one of his best novels. It is rich with profound yet enigmatic symbolism. This book is both funny and sad and introspective all at once.

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