Posted by Clyde Chang on October 11, 19100 at 23:09:12:
In Reply to: TV PEOPLE posted by kate on September 05, 19100 at 01:32:51:
: what the hell is TV people about?
: It's just aliitle bit of everything?
: I'm not a critic, I seriously am at a loss at the meaning that the story is trying to tell./
At the first sight, TV people looks out-of-reality, seemibly deep meanings hidden but nothing on the surface. It's a sad satire to describe nowaday citizens--hereby I strictly limit the term for those who live in cities--who lack human contacts w/ others but favor more in TV. You see, there's no contact between "I" and TV people. They just come and go, period. In 1990, shortly after the Berlin wall collapsed, Murakami already detected that ideology wouldn't be the center of literature anymore. He rather believed that human isolation in the civilization, where human flesh smell is missing, would be more important than any other topics. In this aspect, TV people was his try on the subject, which would be concluded in "Wind-up Bird Chronicle." I recommend you to read the book again, keeping in mind that this book is originally intended to criticize present people isolated in their own walls against the society.
Hope you enjoy the book!
Any comment or question is welcome
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