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Sunday Morning Stranger in Your Bed: Murakami Haruki

Murakami Haruki

Murakami is my favourite Japanese novelist. This is not a particularly difficult title to earn considering that he’s the only Japanese novelist I’ve ever read, but perhaps the title of “one of my favourite authors in general” will be more convincing.

I’ve read half-a-dozen of his books and have enjoyed every one. He blends the real world with fantasy and always leaves some questions left unanswered. He’s a marathon runner and music enthusiast, and the latter trait is strongly represented in all of the works of his I’ve read.

Kafka on the Shore is probably the best place to start (that’s where I did). I am currently awaiting the translation of his latest book 1Q84 into English. North American release date: September 2011.

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Dialy Poem 6: Crepuscular

I wake and watch the blue-hour’s

Crepuscular creatures drag limbs

Through the dim

To their towers.

cre·pus·cu·lar

[kri-puhs-kyuh-ler]

–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
2. Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

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