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Review: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I started this book when it first came out and I enjoyed it, but wasn’t absolutely in love with it. I became busy with life…or disenchanted with life…whatever….but for whatever reason, I set it aside after book one to pick up again at a later date…..that never happened…..until now. 511 more words


Kafka on the shore

Just last week, I finished a book called Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (translated from Japanese to English) on my Kindle. It’s a pretty hard book to read; I started it two months ago, stopped cuz it got boring, and picked it up again two weeks ago to finish it. 686 more words


Murakami's Voice: In conversation with J. Philip Gabriel

The following interview was published in Times of India (Online)

It was at the stroke of midnight one Friday last April when a Tokyo bookstore opened its doors to more than a hundred people who had queued up to grab a copy of their favourite author, Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, ‘ 1,417 more words

Author Interviews

On boring and nonboring things

“People soon get tired of things that aren’t boring, but not of what is boring. Go figure. For me, I might have the leisure to be bored, but not to grow tired of something. 48 more words