Out on 05 Apr 2011
one week to go! come on, man. april 5th couldn’t come fast enough! i know simon is the main focus of this book, but i can’t help to expect there’s still BIG bits of Jace there. Ha!
i already reserved a copy at Powerbooks Shangri-la branch. this is going to be my first book splurge of the year. woot woot!
can’t wait. can’t wait. CAN’T WAIT!
i’ve been reading about Murakami in my Goodreads (GR) Filipinos group for quite some time now. i brushed it aside in the past since i don’t want to read serious books.
yesterday, there it was again. Murakami recommendations on a thread. So, while killing time waiting for the van to fill up with passengers, i opened my kindle’s wifi and searched for his books. my first hit was The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. i read the synopsis. interesting!
In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria.
i browsed for more. in the end, i focused on Murakami’s three works and promised myself to start reading them. soon. i want to know what the fuss is all about. can Murakami make a fan out of me?
“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”