Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2013

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge for 2012. My apologies for being such an absent host last year. It was a year of big adjustments, but now that life has settled down I'm looking forward to spending some quality time in the pages of Murakami's stories once again. I hope you'll join me!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2012

Thanks to everyone who joined the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge for 2011. It was so great to see people all over the world reading Murakami. I know I still have several Murakami stories that I'd like to read, or re-read, so are YOU ready to keep reading too?

Friday, 9 December 2011

1Q84 - What's the verdict?

Original title: 1Q84 (ichi-kyu-hachi-yon)
Longlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.
The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo.

Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Murakami Novella Giveaway

While Murakami's latest book has finally been published in English translation, our next giveaway goes back to where it all started with Murakami's first two novellas, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. These stories are often hard to find in English translation outside of Japan so here is your chance.