His sentences can be awful, his plots are formulaic—yet his novels mesmerize.
Dudes, this is very silly article. You can’t write 2000 words about Murakami’s sentence structure without mentioning that, oh, you know, the book is translated from Japanese. The article even misleadingly states, in the first sentence of the second paragraph, that “Murakami… learned to speak English by reading American crime novels” as if he’d written the novel in English.
Tsk tsk, Atlantic!
There’s a very well dressed woman sitting next to me on the subway, with a pink business dress and a matching mani pedi and green Coach bag, writing a list into her notebook with the heading “PACKING FOR DRAGON CON”.
It’s weird that Amazon.com shares its name with the largest rainforest in the world, and yet the 2 products it manufactures are named after things that could destroy said rainforest, “Kindle” and “Fire”.