All posts tagged: Haruki Murakami

The SheepMan’s Instruction

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Book Reviews

After reading the final passage of Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance, I pinched the book shut in one hand and took a deep, satisfying breath- the kind of breath you might take at dawn on the Seventh Day, a breathing into and through kind of breath.  Part of that satisfaction was the rich fullness of having encountered a work of art that spoke to me on a deep level, a story and its telling that […]

Drawn to the New

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Book Reviews / Christ / Course Ideas

As of this morning, I’ve very nearly completed reading Haruki Murakami’s novel 1Q84, my first encounter with his work.  Early on, say two hundred pages in, I happened to mention to a friend at work that I was reading the book, and they replied with the requisite question, “What’s it about?”  I knew it was going to be a good read when my immediate reaction was a blank stare and a smidge of resentment for […]