A new Murakami is a strange and wonderful thing. A tome, destined to be read by millions and perfectly formed as a material object – bound in circles, that seemingly constant shape that seems to run throughout his work, and echoed across dust covers and paperbacks alike. How does one begin when writing about the […]Read more "Killing Commendatore"
Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. This is the first since Christmas, so a landslide of bookish and pop-culture goodness follows, including Murakami, margins, witches, Tavi, and teenagers. There seems to be a lot of lady-goodness this week. Enjoy. Secret book club: everyone knows I love […]Read more "Pixel Picks. XI"
Murakami was written to be listened to. I don’t mean in audiobook form, but in soundtrack form. Like cats, cooking, unexpected phone calls, or ears, music is something mentioned in almost every novel. Sometimes, every few pages, I find myself googleing a song and listening to it. So much is lost without this auditory experience. […]Read more "Murakami Monday: His Musical World"
At the beginning of this year, Haruki Murakami put on the Agony Uncle hat by inviting fans to submit questions that he would, in turn, answer. Part Q + A, part advice column; incidentally, his advice is at times bizarre and at times he turns the questions on the readers, forcing them to address their […]Read more "Murakami Monday: Mr Murakami’s Place"