Thursday, September 09, 2004


She started it:

These are the books I have piled up on my bedside table.

Risa Wataya's INSTALL, a martial-arts novel monthly, Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Factbook 2003, Murakami's Wind-up Bird Chronicle, a collection of his short stories, and a collection of CS Lewis essays.


At Sep 11, 2004, 10:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

oh man. those aren't all bathroom reading books, right?

how's Kafka on the Shore?

-- menghsindy

At Sep 11, 2004, 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Micah Sittig said:

I lied, INSTALL is the only bathroom book right now, because I don't care enough about it to really need a dictionary to understand every word.

Kafka on the Shore is nice, but for me it's not projecting the full Murakami style that an English translation would. Nevertheless, the content is typical Murakami: a character looking for something he's not entirely sure about, a bit of historical recounting that I'm sure will tie into the main story later in the book... Even though the main character is 15 years old (something that Murakami says is different for this book, in the Chinese language edition's introduction), he's still the typical Murakami male. So, it pretty much fits the mold after 30 pages or so into the book.

At Mar 21, 2007, 11:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

hi, i red INSTALL do wataya risa.
i found it very fluent. it offer a view about the loneliness of guys but at the same time this is the real situations that also adults live today.
i like so much the initial part in which loichi takes a speech about the sensation about happyness o something equal due day hours full of thing to do.
it make me think over about how i spend the time and how i feel inside during spending it.



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