Well, we’ve reached the end of Haruki Murakami’s short story collection, First Person Singular. We discuss the final story of the same name and give our overall thoughts on the collection. We also talk a bit about Murakami’s writing style and the next Murakami collection we’re going to cover for the podcast.

A Murakami Minute: The Elephant Vanishes Part 3 Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

This week we cover three more wild stories from Haruki Murakami's short story collection, The Elephant Vanishes. We meet a man who has a very odd diary, a miserable wife who shops for lederhosen, and a mysterious rich guy who has a passion for burning down random barns. 
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  1. Cool that you’ve discussed Murakami’s short stories in your podcast. I recently heard the audio version of “First Person Singular” and enjoyed it. I really enjoy Murakami’s easy flowing, dream-like stories. I’ll certainly give your episodes a listen — it’ll be neat to hear other people’s takes on the stories.

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! We’re going to start his collection “The Elephant Vanishes” soon. That has a lot more going on than “First Person Singular” so we should have much more to talk about.

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