Dengarlah Nyanyian Angin

“Hear the Wind Sing” (KAZE NO UTA O KIKE) is the first novel written by Haruki Murakami in 1979. This novel was awarded by Gunzo Literary Award on the same year.

This thin novel (only 146 pages) tells about a 21-year-old unnamed man who obsessed with an American writer, Derek Heartfield that killed himself by jumping down the Empire State Building in New York. This young guy has a girl friend who did abortion for baby she did not know the father was.

This unnamed man also has a best friend, Nezumi, a billionnaire’s son who is sick with wealth and drown himself in alcohol. The three of them spend unforgettable 18 days during a summer time in a seashore of a small town.

This book tells about young generations in adapting the traditional and modern values in Japan during 1960-1970. Reading this book reminds me of “Norwegian Wood” also written by Murakami and tells about young generation in Japan.

Just a simple book but enjoyable. Grab it in Gramedia book stores, it’s already translated in Bahasa Indonesia by KPG (Kepustakaan Gramedia Populer) on October 2008.


Anonymous November 18, 2008 at 10:13 PM  

aku udah baca buku ini, mbak, lebih tipis dan lebih "ringan" dari buku murakami sebelumnya (kafka dan noorwegian)

ah..murakami emang keren

Anonymous November 18, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

btw, aku baru baca Half of Yellow Sun..bagus banget.

Anonymous November 19, 2008 at 10:52 AM  

hai echy, iya buku ini tipis & simple banget, mungkin karena buku pertamanya murakami, awalnya murakami nggak mau buku ini ditranslate ke dlm bhs inggris krn menurut dia buku ini 'weak', akhirnya baru thn 1987 buku ini 'diizinkan' utk di-inggriskan.

aku belum baca "Half of Yellow Sun", bagus ya? ntar hunting deh cari buku ini.