Rating – 5/5 Stars
Woven across seven interestingly crafted tales, “Men without Women” is a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami. I am generally skeptical to pickup short stories as most of them are cliffhangers at the end. In this book as well, there are few stories like that but their plot is so intriguing that we enjoy pleasure of tales without caring to get a proper end.
As the title suggests, theme of stories is the ordeal faced by men when a woman leaves them. In all of them, central character loses a woman (wife, girlfriend or acquaintance) either to other men or circumstances. Content is a mixture of humor and melancholy. This book is particularly significant for women readers to understand the plight of a man, when a woman, whom he values a lot, is no longer a part of his life. Drenched with emotions, each story hit you straight on heart.
All 7 stories are so enriched that each of them deserve a seperate review. In short, its yet another masterpiece by Haruki Murakami.