Men Without Women Review

Reading has always been one of my favourite hobbies. Not everyone can afford to go to many places, but with reading it takes you on wondrous escapism to everywhere; back to the past, to the future, to the wizardry realms and even the world full of knowledge (and ahem a world with the hottest dude). Reading is definitely a legal sorcery everyone can do.

men without women murakami

“Life is strange, isn’t it? You can be totally entranced by the glow of something one minute, be willing to sacrifice everything to make it yours, but then a little time passes, or your perspective changes a bit, and all of a sudden you’re shocked at how faded it appears. What was I looking at? You wonder.” 

This book is about men, written by a man for another men to read. Ada 7 short stories about men who have lost their loved one, yang dipermainkan dan yang sik pernah jumpa kekasih hati. Senang cerita buku tok tentang lelaki yang tersakiti and how it hurts them and how it changes them. 

All the story revolve around love & feelings but there is nothing romantic about it. Cuma hal hal yang menyedihkan but beautifully written at the same time. Ada part yang susah mok paham maksud sebenar sebab penulis tok memang suka suruh reader nya berfikir. Its my first time reading Haruki’s writing so it will take time to get used to it. 

Whatever disagreement i have upon few statements in this book, i cant really elaborate it sebab its 99.9% from lelaki punya pov. Contoh bila Dr Tokai cakap perempuan suka menipu. Bila menipu boleh tidur lena. Sik semua la perempuan camya. Dan lelaki pun camya bah. And they also have this so called independent organ that allows them to tell lies. It’s an individual behaviour that cannot be categorised based on gender. And yes i was damn flabbergasted about what happens to him. He utterly feeling frustrated to the point of starving himself to death. Dipermainkan oleh bini orang. Its kinda sad sebab dah tua bah baruk nya tauk rasa “in love” ya macam ne 🥹💔 Tapi salah nya juak lah sebab..sapa suruh bergerek dgn bini org? (do read this book mun mok tauk kenak) 

Each short stories has different character with different traits. They feel different things, experience different memories and tackling their love life in different ways. And their understanding about these life-changing events are very unalike. Para lelaki boleh la baca buku tok to understand what it truly feels like being the ‘men without women’. 😌 

“𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘔𝘦𝘯 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘭-𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘉𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘹 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘦𝘯 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘷𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘮𝘪𝘹, 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯.”

The Synopsis

A dazzling new collection of short stories—the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.

Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.

Title: Men Without Women
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publication Date: April 18, 2014
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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