Discuss the biography and works of author Haruki Murakami. What are common themes and stylistic elements in the author's works?
Define and identify the setting of the novel and the novel's protagonist. In what country and time period is the novel set?
Discuss objective in the reading. What does the protagonist want? How does he go about achieving his goals? How do these objectives change?
Discuss the symbolism and conflict in Chapter 5. What conflict does the writer meet when he attempts to inquire about the old hotel?
Describe the setting of Sapporo and the new Dolphin Hotel, as well as the foreshadowing in Chapter 6. What is foreshadowed in the young girl spotted by the narrator?
Describe and discuss the character of the hotel receptionist in the novel, and her story about the sixteenth floor. How might this be another element of foreshadowing?
Describe the character of Ryoichi Gotanda...
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