Quote of the day:
A book is a box of words until you open it.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
There are millions of books to chose from on a daily basis. How does one begin to sift through what to read, what theme, what author, genre and so on.
For the week, I'm reading a new book but with a familiar author.
I've sort of delved back to Japanese author Haruki Murakami. My current read is 'The Elephant Vanishes', a tremendous collection of short stories that make for fine reading.
This is taken from the back cover:
When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.
His writing is refreshingly authentic, in a shadowy kind of way. The stories are all set in Japan, and each story is about everyday life and events, with the usual signature Murakami references.
All in all a brilliant book so far.
What books are you reading at the moment?
Peace & Love.
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