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Hard-Boiled Wonderland & the End of the World
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1Q84

by Haruki Murakami

Contemporary Fiction

I would recommend any book by Murakami for his characters and psychological suspense. 61 more words

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Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.”

― Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

Paraphrasing

Review: Haibane Renmei

A young girl emerges from a cocoon to find herself in an idyllic, yet enigmatic town which seems to be a sort of afterlife. She has no memories of anything before this, apart from the dream she had of falling while in the cocoon. 943 more words

Murakami 2014

MURAKAMI 2014
editions: Vintage paperbacks
Norwegian Wood – 4.5 out of 5, 1/2-1/5
Kafka on the Shore – 5 out of 5, 3/8-3/11
1Q84 – 3 out of 5, 5/24-5/31… 1,389 more words

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On Whiskey

The Whiskey Reviewer is a thing?!?

The Whiskey Reviewer is a thing.

Whiskey is my favorite hard alcohol (a fitting choice since historically it’s the writer’s drink) but I’m only just beginning to explore its world. 48 more words

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

The Short Version: Two alternating tales, of a data analyst whose brain may have been altered to carry a terrible secret and of a man just come to a strange town called the End of the World.   796 more words

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