Don't read Murakami if you need everything to make sense. Well, it does make perfect sense, but in a down-the-rabbit-hole way; japanese style. And it is an absolute delight and a must-read. Worth Reading, Books Covers, Harukimurakami, Sadducees Murakami, Books Jackets, Books Worth, 1Q84, Chips Kidd, Reading Lists
"You don't need to be a baseball fan to fall under this novel's spell, but THE ART OF FIELDING possesses all the pleasures that an aficionado cherishes in a great, classic game: odd and strangely satisfying symmetries, unforeseen swerves of fortune, and intimations of the delicate balance between individual will and destiny that play out on the field." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Bettyville by George Hodgman
i brought this at Suvarnabhumi airport without knowing anything about Murakami and how 'sexy' this piece is. Anyway it was beautiful as those people on the cover said, it's something that you feel like you don't understand it at all but somehow it's fun and addictive. i felt grown up after finished this.
You’re not a kid anymore. You have the right to choose your own life. You can start again. If you want a cat, all you have to do is choose a life in which you can have a cat. It’s simple. It’s your right. ~ Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle