02 August 2010

While waiting for Murakami

"Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time." - Haruki Murakami.

It's been a busy morning. As you probably know, I love the books by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami*. I even made those mitts, you know. Those books make me feel at home somehow. They're like missing pieces of myself. So, when the news broke that he himself was coming to Norway, I knew I had to be there. And today, the ticket sales started. We were so close to getting hold of the tickets. Close, but not close enough. Fortunately, they've made a whole Murakami festival out of the visit, and we did manage to get tickets to the other almost as exciting events.

While waiting for the next weeks to pass, I'll read Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. I have read all his novels, except for this one. I hope we won't have to wait for the translation of his latest novel 1Q84 for too long.

And if you haven't read A Wild Sheep Chase, you probably won't understand why that sheep is here. Well, you'll just have to read the book, then.

*Make sure you have the sound turned on when clicking the link. The music is beautiful!


Jordmor-Hanne said...

Haruki Murakami er et geni!! Je har 9 eller ti bøker av han - er helt fullstendig forelska i hans måte å skrive på!!

Tora said...

Jeg og, som du skjønner. Er i gang med Hardboiled Wonderland nå, og den er veldig annerledes.

skipdividedme said...

Hej, you are right, the music on Murakamis site is really awesome. When I had visited the site for the thousandth time, I decided to buy it :D
It‘s by Jefferson Rabb, just if you were wondering.