The Strange Library now has an official book cover.
Murakami’s illustrated short story is to be released December 2nd.
A schoolboy pops into the library to find a book on taxation in the Ottoman empire – this is his first mistake. The quest for knowledge takes an unexpected turn in Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library, published for the first time in English this December.
The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage (via jiojared)
It’s sort of weird if you think about it," Sara said. "We live in a pretty apathetic age, yet we’re surrounded by an enormous amount of information about other people. If you feel like it, you can easily gather that information about them. Having said that, we still hardly know anything about people.Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Date a girl who reads, they say.
I say date a girl who reads naked.
I have no sense of self. I have no personality, no brilliant color. I have nothing to offer. That’s always been my problem. I feel like an empty vessel. I have a shape, I guess, as a container, but there’s nothing inside.”…”Let’s say you are an empty vessel. So what? What’s wrong with that?” Eri said. “You’re still a wonderful, attractive vessel. And really, does anybody know who they are? So why not be a completely beautiful vessel? The kind people feel good about, the kind people want to entrust with precious belongings.Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
I like to write. I like to choose the right word, I like to write the right sentence. It’s just like gardening or something. You put the seed into the soil at the right time, in the right place.Haruki Murakami - The Guardian
Norwegian Wood (2010) “Noruwei no mori”
dir. Tran Anh Hung
No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself - After the Quake