Book number: 17
Book name: Birthday Girl
Author: Haruki Murakami
Book Length: 64 pages
Time taken to read: July 1, 2020 – July 1, 2020
Genre: Surrealism/short story
Recommended to: Haruki Murakami has always been one of my all time favorite authors, who effortlessly makes you wonder how he must have thought about everything he writes about. And I am a staunch Murakami fan and this is my 5th book by him. It was basically written in 2002 in Japanese language on Murakami’s 70th birthday.
The best part about this story is I could finish it in one sitting only, but the descriptions of downpour, the room number, the owner of the restaurant and the main character is so clear in my head even till now while writing about it.
And that is what Murakami does to you; he leaves you with a story inside his stories that you will always find yourself in it searching for the answer.
I would not talk about the storyline or what I loved the most as the story itself is a short story.
Inspired me to learn about: Yet again, it proves that my interest in reading his work would never decrease. I’ve already read:
1) Kafka on the Shore
2) 1Q84 (Vol 1)
3) 1Q84 (Vol 2)
4) 1Q84 (Vol 3)
5) Norwegian Woods
And now this is the 6th book ‘Birthday Girl’
Takeaway from the book:
“Whipped by the wind, raindrops tapped unevenly at the window pane. As long as she remained silent, the old man looked into her eyes, saying nothing. Time marked its irregular pulse in her ears.”
Only Murakami is the only author in my eyes with whom I connect so much. That’s probably my interest of writings are as similar as what he writes about and to grow myself to become a little better everyday, I fall for Murakami’s work.
Once a Murakami fan, always a Murakami fan.
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