Men Without Women

Haruki Murakami’s latest book is a short story collection, Men Without Women does not disappoint. My favorite story is “Samsa in Love” which is a fabulous homage to Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.” Kafka himself makes an appearance in the story as well as the invasion of Prague and the hunchback of Notre Dame. It’s a perfect gothic love story.  There is also a perfect anti-love story, “The Independent Organ” which threads around the idea that women have an independent organ which allows them to lie without thinking.  I can’t recommend this book enough in spite of two references to Starbucks.

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