Next Tuesday, August 12, marks the release of Haruki Murakami’s eagerly anticipated new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. This past weekend, Patti Smith reviewed the novel in the pages of the New York Times Book Review, in which she writes, “[T]here are moments of epiphany gracefully expressed, especially in regard to how people affect one another…. The book reveals another side of Murakami, one not so easy to pin down. Incurably restive, ambiguous and valiantly struggling toward a new level of maturation.”
Now is the perfect time, ahead of the new novel’s release, to reacquaint yourself with a past Murakami favorite, we’ve offered a few suggestions here, whether you want epic (1Q84, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), short stories (The Elephant Vanishes, After the Quake), non-fiction (Underground, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running), or one of his early novels (Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of The World, Norwegian Wood).
Also worth seeking out, the wonderful 2011 film adaptation of Norwegian Wood, for which you can watch the trailer below:
Ughh I didn’t apply for this editor position for so long that it passed. But this girl I know applied for the human rights positions and now gets to go to cool events to report. I know that i fucked up but it still really annoys me, but mehh
I’ve been watching Show my the money and I just want to know who wins it so if you have spoiler hit me up
I haven’t been on this blog in such a long time so this is bascailly a recap: started voluteering at a bookshop but never managed to return, started watching 8 seasons of House (I’m still getting through these) and went to the park with my friends and drank a bit. Thats basically it.