Sputnik Sweetheart 

by John Michael Arellano

Sputnik Sweetheart

by John Michael Arellano

He simply does not play the Japanese game by Japanese rules.
Matthew Carl Strecher - The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami
Sleep, Nemuri, Sueño

Sleep, Nemuri, Sueño

Put another way, one was constantly in doubt as to whether Murakami’s characters lived in a magical world or were simply out of their minds.
Matthew Carl Strecher - The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami
Our lives are like a complex musical score, Tsukuru thought. Filled with all sorts of cryptic writing, sixteenth and thirty-second notes and other strange signs. It’s next to impossible to correctly interpret these, and even if you could, and then could transpose them into the correct sounds, there’s no guarantee that people would correctly understand, or appreciate, the meaning therein. No guarantee it would make people happy. Why must the workings of people’s lives be so convoluted?
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
I could feel her breasts up against my stomach. I wanted a beer real bad.
Haruki Murakami - Hear the Wind Sing
I got up from my seat, headed into the washroom, washed my hands, then looked at my face in the mirror. Which made me feel so low, I had myself another beer.
Haruki Murakami - Hear the Wind Sing
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (submitted by Cyrille Pomès)

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (submitted by Cyrille Pomès)

Haruki Murakami: 'My lifetime dream is to be sitting at the bottom of a well'

11:56 P.M.

11:56 P.M.

Haruki Murakami

"The man undid the top button of his shirt and loosened his tie, which was a dark blue with a fine-grained pattern. His suit was also dark blue. He wore a pale blue shirt with a standard collar. She went on reading her book as she waited for her Cutty Sark to come. Discreetly, she undid the top button of her blouse. The jazz duo played "It’s Only a Paper Moon." The pianist sang a single chorus." - 1Q84

Nat King Cole - It’s Only a Paper Moon

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

tumbling-blossoms:

My morning <3

tumbling-blossoms:

My morning <3

1Q84

1Q84