I’ve just finished my third Murakami novel, and am going through the usual analysis, interpretation, re-imagination that usually happens whenever I read his books. It’s a strange process, and I won’t pretend to know how to write book reviews, or be an expert on literary matters, but instead will use the words of others to frame my own thoughts about it. 957 more words
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“Rain falls and the flowers bloom. No rain, they wither up. Bugs are eaten by lizards, lizards are eaten by birds. But in the end, every one of them dies. 337 more words
Severed Shadows and Unicorn Horns : Haruki Murakami - "Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World"
Split between two realities, Haruki Murakami’s “Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” is a marvel of a novel. Murakami’s familiar, no-frills first person voice, (which might strike some as plain) here belongs to two men in very different lands, two men who may be in fact converging toward each other. 321 more words
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“You can hide memories, suppress them, but you can’t erase the history that produced them… … if nothing else, you need to remember that. You can’t erase history, or change it.