Murakami grants the reader an almost voyeuristic insight into the world between waking life and dreams, a world that lurks on the edge of consciousness in the hours before dawn breaks in a Tokyo entertainment district. After Dark is a story about two sisters, one a highly acclaimed model and the other a sardonic bookworm who both escape from life in their own unique ways. What follows is a truly mesmerizing look at the way people exist in an almost dream-like state, waiting for the moment that awakens them to their own realities. Beautiful, humorous, insightful-I couldn't put it down and stayed up all night reading it.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PL856.U673A6613
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Ashley Bloomfield, Program Assistant, Rodgers Center
Rating: Highly Recommended