Erthian, I think in a website www.murakami.ch, some of his short stories are available. You can check that out.
Murakami, according to the book Jay Rubin wrote on the author, thinks of his short stories as novels waiting to be written. Hence, some of the characters or scenes in his novels are present in his short stories. And, Ms. Rose is right to say that he is experimenting. He likes to try things out and knows that not every one of it would be successful. According to the book mentioned above, if i'm not mistaken, Murakami likes to try things out until he is able to write a book that is layered like that of Dostoyevsky.
If he can't write a novel yet, he would write short stories. Also, Murakami says in an interview that he doesn't really sit down and say: "i will write this." His novels/stories reveal themselves to him. Its good to read the book by Jay Rubin on the author, gives readers a glimpse of Murakami's way of writing and life.
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