Now I know why people like him forever, or don’t understand him forever.
The story is about a girl who is celebrating her 20th Birthday. And there is no happiness to look around for her, and on top of it, she is said to deliver food to the owner of the restaurant (where she works as a waitress).
No one has seen the owner, and it’s been always the restaurant manager who delivered the food in the owner’s room. But today is different, and when she goes to deliver the food, it’s not the only thing that happens to her different today.
Before saying anything, I want to say that this was my first Murakami. Having heard so much about him over the years, this year I thought I would open my eyes to his writing. And when I ordered this one, I didn’t know it would be so small (length and size wise both). But in this 48 page story too, Murakami sir gave words that touched (see next section).
Loved his writing, it was mysterious and thrilling to finally reading him. I love the details and I seriously was messed up by reading “She…She” again. We could have been good enough and gave her a name too rite ?
Well anyways, the magical part left me with questions (and I don’t like hanging on to things). But seeing it is Haruki, we need to keep this is mind that he does keep his readers on edge.
Surely gonna pick up books on my shelf by Haruki Murakami now.
Words that touched
Bumpers are meant to be dented.
No matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves.
It’s as though something happened to make me think that things happened that never really happened at all.
Final Note :
If like me, you haven’t read him yet. This one is perfect to start with, it’s short and will give you a taste of Murakami’s writing.
Overall: 3.5/5 (I can’t give more than this, because I have expectations from the writer)
Keep your eyes on this one for the giveaway I will be hosting on my Instagram page. Feel free to follow and jump in for giveaway. India only.