20 August 2010

Today


It feels like this little butterfly and its cousins, aunts and uncles have all moved into my stomach. The Murakami festival starts today, and I'm so excited!

3 comments:

mariainblog said...

Happy for you Tora!

It must be really exciting to have a festival of a favourite author in your own town. He was really into art, and not just writing, wasn't he? And being the owner of a jazz bar in Tokyo... I mean, how cool is that?

Have fun during the festival and please share your experience and feelings!

I would love to start reading his books. Any recommendation of a good first novel to start with?

Maria

MOONSTITCHES said...

I hope you enjoyed the festival, Tora!
I always wanted to write back to you, answering that comment of yours, ages ago, writing about Murakami... it was A Wild Sheep Chase which made me want to go to Hokkaido. And I guess it made me see it with different eyes.
I love Murakami's books!

Tora said...

Maria, I love all his books. If you like love stories, read Norwegian Wood, it's beautiful! If you like strange, read A Wild Sheep Chase. That was my first.

Alex, thank you for writing to me. I did envy your trip to Hokkaido, and I can imagine it was quite an experience after reading about the sheep.. I'd really like to go to Japan some time. And I did enjoy the festival. A lot.