I've decided to real all of Murakami's books. I read After Dark first, but now I'm going back to the beginning and reading them in order. I'll read After Dark again later between 'Kafka On The Shore' and IQ84. I just want to say now that I picked up After Dark by chance last year sometime and was immediately taken by the writing; the voice, the surreal qualities in the writing especially, and the thing he is noted for which is making the ordinary extraordinary. I don't know how things will go with the rest of his books obviously, but After Dark will remain a classic in my mind, a book that I will read a number of times again.