Quote of the day:
Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you.
-Carlos Ruiz Zafón
With all things being equal, the books that I've read should amount to about 30 by the end of the year. I am hoping for more, but that number is as feasible as it gets.
For me, its convenient to read several books by the same author over a period. Once you stumble on an author who captivates, its easier to devour book after book after that. Which is why for the week I have settled on another book by Japanese author Haruki Murakami titled 'Kafka on The Shore'.
In his usual poetic style, Murakami excels with unusual plot lines and characters with this dual narrative. It's a story about Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home at age fifteen -under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The book is filled with parallel events and characters. Another main character, is Nakata, an elderly man who at a young age is rendered mentally defective and later develops an ability to talk to cats.
It all makes for fine and deep reading, and its enjoyable so far.
What books are you reading at the moment?
Current Listen: Billie Holiday -Strange Fruit