Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator Jay Rubin
First Written 2005
Genre Fiction
Origin Japan
Publisher Knopf
ISBN-10 0307265838
ISBN-13 978-0307265838
My Copy library Hardback
First Read May 09, 2007

After Dark

Re-reading this because I'm headed to Tokyo next week. It's fun, but does feel a bit like Murakami on autopilot.

Noted on January 20, 2023

In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It's important to combine the two in just the right amount.

Quoted on January 20, 2023

No matter how much I scream at them to make my toast as crispy as possible, I have never once gotten it the way I want it. I can't imagine why. What with Japanese industriousness and high-tech culture and the market principles that the Denny's chain is always pursuing, it shouldn't be that hard to get crispy toast, don't you think? So, why can't they do it? Of what value is a civilization that can't toast a piece of bread as ordered?

Quoted on October 5, 2011

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