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Elephant Vanishes
Elephant Vanishes | Haruki Murakami
With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels "A Wild Sheep Chase" and "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World," Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, "The Elephant Vanishes" is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure.
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ValerieAndBooks
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Mehso-so

I actually finished this a couple weeks ago and nothing from it was anything I could really recall now. So it‘s a so-so 🤷🏻‍♀️

Lindy The title story has stuck with me for 30 years, but I don‘t remember the others. 2mo
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PauPauMuffin
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Pickpick

Great so far 😊😊

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Lacythebookworm
Elephant Vanishes | Haruki Murakami
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Josie, I love everything! 😍 The cats clips are the cutest and the socks are perfect! I love Murakami and look forward to reading this. (The chocolate is in the fridge and will be enjoyed later with tea! 🍫☕️) Thank you, thank you!

Thanks for organizing the #sockswap, Jessica!

ScientistSam Great socks! 2y
RachelO Hope you‘re well, Lacy! I miss seeing your posts. 🌻 12mo
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thequeengeek
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Short story collections are a particular love. Here‘s a smattering I grabbed. #riotgrams📚

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suvata
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I was on a mission to read read all of Haruki Murakami‘s works. This is the last one I had to read to fulfill my commitment. I connect to his writing in a profound way. I can‘t wait for him to publish another novel but, alas, I am forced to. 😎

twohectobooks I‘m almost the opposite, I‘ve only read one of his books so far. Any suggestion of which one to read next? 2y
suvata @twohectobooks One of my favorites was Kafka on the Shore. 2y
twohectobooks Thanks! 2y
suvata @twohectobooks You‘re welcome 2y
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suvata
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Currently reading:
Same book - so many different covers.

vivastory One of my favorite short story collections of all time 2y
suvata @vivastory Murakami is the best in my opinion. 2y
bedandabook Ooh, this looks interesting. Stacked! 2y
Mdargusch So interesting that they‘re all so different. 2y
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cristiana_de_sousa
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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bitterbear
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bitterbear @RealBooks4ever I have 4 copies.. Each a different edition😂😂😂😂 3y
RealBooks4ever Excellent! 😆 3y
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sofiaga
Elephant Vanishes | Haruki Murakami
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Boyfriend and I are having a much needed quiet weekend. This is what we are reading.

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Alisnazzy
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Little man is down for the night so I can finally get cozy in bed. Taking a break from the heavy nonfiction I've borrowed from the library for #LitsyPartyOfOne I'm in one of my Japan kicks (big Japanophile) so I've got the anime film Only Yesterday on in the background while I either choose to start a Murakami (fave author) or Hayao Miyazaki's memoir part 1 (fave animator). I'm having a blast seeing all your posts. #HostPost

DiruVamp Japanophile! I LOVE that term and am totally going to start using that as I am one myself! 😜👍🏻🤓 3y
Alisnazzy @DiruVamp I watch so much anime that sometimes I neglect my reading. And the whole culture just fascinates me. I'll visit before I die. I have to!!! Plus I have quite a lot of Japanese literature and history in my personal library. 3y
DiruVamp @Ambrosnazzy I am completely and totally enamored with everything about the culture as well! I actually just bought a book to teach myself Japanese. I know a few words and phrases from music and books and I've been practicing hiragana but I'm going full force and couldn't be more excited about it! I will get there myself one day! 3y
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Pruzy Miyazaki has a memoir!!! 😯😯😯 How have I not heard of it before?? 3y
CouronneDhiver Pretty room! 3y
Alisnazzy @Pruzy it's actually two books. I just found out about them maybe two months ago and I've been a die hard fan of his for two decades. I kind of kicked myself for being so negligent lol. The first one is 3y
Pruzy Added to my #tbr thanks to you! I'll definitely be supplementing the reading by watching the movies 👌 3y
Lola Thanks for hosting such a great party! 🎉❤And I adore Murakami. One of my fave books ever is 3y
tournevis @DiruVamp Not to be snooty here, but I was taught Nipponophile. But whatever, you like Japan, I lime Japan, life is good. Yé Japan! Love Murakami and loooooved Elephant. 3y
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Alisnazzy
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That moment when Barnes and Noble gave you a gift card because a previous order shipped a week late AND they have a coupon, so you get to add to your Murakami collection for FREE!!!! Yesssss!!!

Lmstraubie 🙆🙆🙆 3y
UwannaPublishme 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Nice!! 📚👍 3y
Desha 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️☺️ 3y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Another magical collection by Haruki Murakami! His writing has mesmerized me since the first time I read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and it never leaves me untouched. My favorite tales from this book have been "Sleep", "Barn Burning", "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl", "The Silence", and "The Dancing Dwarf". Overall solid 4/5 ⭐️??
????? Also, can we appreciate the cover design?

Alisnazzy 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 3y
Pruzy Love the minimalist cover! 3y
ephemeralwaltz @Ambrosnazzy 😍 @Pruzy yes! All the vintage Murakami covers are so satisfying 3y
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ephemeralwaltz
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#bookishhoroscope "I was just thinking about heading over with the fixings for the oyster hot pot, okay?" Yeah okaaay works for me ???

Thanks for this guys! Haha!
Open the book next to you on page 117. The second sentence will predict your personal 2017!

gibblr I'd say your year is lookin good 😎 3y
ephemeralwaltz @gibblr tell me about it. Maybe 2017 is finally the year I get to try oysters 🙌🏻😂 3y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Okay, it's 3 AM again. I'll take this as a sign 😂😴

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ephemeralwaltz
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This week's read to take my mind off my exams during breaks 🤓📚 All I Wanted for Christmas was Murakami ❤️

Libby1 I have yet to read any books by Murakami. Where should I begin? 3y
ephemeralwaltz @Libby1 This is one of his short story collections. That's a good way to start to get a feel of his writing if you like short stories. On the other hand, I would start with 3y
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ephemeralwaltz Which are shorter novels. You'll get to see the type of characters he writes about and enter his world of magical realism. 3y
ephemeralwaltz One of my favorites is this one, though! I don't recommend starting there because it's a lengthy novel but do so if you're adventurous! It's a magnificent mind-blowing novel! Real Murakami essence ❤️ (edited) 3y
ephemeralwaltz @Libby1 (I get carried away recommending Murakami 😂 you're very welcome 😙) 3y
katedensen Love that cover! 3y
ephemeralwaltz @katedensen Me too! All the Vintage Murakami cover designs are wonderful. 3y
SuperPunkNinja I ❤ Murakami! 3y
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Mr.Okada
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The way these seemingly pointless stories hits you perfectly in the end.... an indeed wonderful feeling! #murakamicultmember

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Mr.Okada
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Hilarious! :D

JeannieReads Paul, I am reading this right now too! 3y
Mr.Okada :) Gold! 3y
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Pinzinet

I realize now that the reality of things is not something you convey to people but something you make

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Tamara67
Elephant Vanishes | Haruki Murakami
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Flaneurette
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Kidlets are skiing and I'm hanging out in the bierstube with seasoned tots and homemade ranch #ereader#blamemrbook#totpics

Lindy ❤️ my first Murakami was 3y
Flaneurette My first Murakami was A Wind Up Bird Chronicle and it is still my favorite of his 3y
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Flaneurette
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#ereader #seasonsreadings2016 my voyage(aka "my precious")and my first kindle from way back which doesn't charge.

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MarzanaHossain
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4/5
I loved few of the stories, few were good and few were okay-ish.

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tea_stankovic
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LauraJ
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Love Murakami! His short stories are even better than his novels. #booktober #shortstories

Alisnazzy 😍😍😍😍 3y
Bette 🐶❤️ 3y
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Alisnazzy
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The only #shortstories collection of HM that I haven't yet read. I shall rectify that soon enough #Booktober #MurakamiCultMember #stockphoto

Lacythebookworm Oh, I haven't read that one either! Added! 3y
Spiderfelt Me neither. I can only imagine what Murakami does to the short story. 3y
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stephanielc2
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Murakami on concrete. ( @KafkaKitten is gumdrops and rainbows and surprise orchestral albums).

KafkaKitten YAAAAY 😍😍😍 4y
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Faintingviolet
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Short stories are not for me, but this collection has a string through it that works. I prefer the cat though