haha clever (10). the first was spot on and the second is just bringing up an author that has nothing to do with carver. closer to carver would be like denis johnson.murakami is good. i liked norwegian wood, and then read some of his other books but they are all very similar. japanese authors that i like better (similar style):kenzaburo oeyasnuri kawabatayukio mishimaall 3 are better, imo.