Killing Commendatore

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 […]

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Pixel Picks. XI

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 […]

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Murakami Monday: His Musical World

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. […]

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