Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Books - Haruki Murakami



Both Haruki Murakami's books that I liked: the left one in Japanese includes "Firefly" (original version of "Norwegian Wood"), "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman", and "Barn Burning" and the left is "The Strange Library" that I just borrowed the other day.

Compared to his long romance fictions like "Norwegian Wood" or " South of the Border, West of the Sun", I now know for sure that I like his mysterious, daydreamy fantasy fiction short stories so much better. Essays are great too.



Inside "The Strange Library" is full of artsy illustrations. The translation by Ted Goossen seems very spot on for Murakami's wording manners.

It is a creepy nightmarish story with startling moments here and there yet somewhat cute and heartwarming. Brilliant.








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