Tuesday, March 15, 2016
I was in a bit of a reading bind - nothing was calling out to me. And then, Murakami finally did. Yep, his book just stared me in the face until I finally picked it up. I don't know why I was hesitant. I love Murakami and have devoured every book of his that I have ever read. I love his writing that always seems to involve the strange and magical nature of people and life. So, I was definitely prepared for what I would find within Hard-Boiled's pages...or so I thought. Yeah, this book is weird and I honestly don't know where he is going with it, yet. It feels like two totally different stories being told at the same time. In Hard-Boiled Wonderland we meet a Calcutec who has just met a scientist who can remove sound - how crazy is that? And, in The End of the World, we have met someone who has just come to the Town, a place where he must give up his shadow and read Old Dreams. Oh, and did I mention the unicorns? Yep, there are unicorns! How cool is that? I'm pretty sure that is the connection to both stories - plus, I think the Calcutec and the new guy in the Town are one and the same. I have so many thoughts on this book right now - I can't wait to find out if I'm right about any. Talk about a mesmerizing read!
And now, I'm off to continue reading Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World.