First Person Singular: mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed author of NORWEGIAN WOOD by Haruki Murakami

First Person Singular: mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed author of NORWEGIAN WOOD

Haruki Murakami with Philip Gabriel (Translator)

256 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary magical realism short stories mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stori...

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Moods

reflective 80%
mysterious 52%
lighthearted 25%
relaxing 24%
funny 19%
emotional 18%
adventurous 14%
inspiring 13%
challenging 9%
dark 8%
sad 5%
informative 4%
hopeful 3%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 28%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 15% | Yes: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 39% | No: 28% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20% | N/A: 9%

Average rating

3.42

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