Recently, I’ve gotten really in to Haruki Murakami’s work. It started with me asking my brother for advice about books to read. I read a lot as a kid, you know, Hardy Boys and stuff like that. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew adventures were the best.
So anyway, I sort of fell out of reading and read very little for years until last year at college. I was incredibly bored, so incredibly bored that I wanted to do something that I hadn’t done in years: read. So I asked my brother for suggestions for good books. He suggested that I get the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami. The main reason he suggested that one was because it was one of the books that he didn’t have yet, the jerk. But I’m glad he told me to get it, because I ended up really liking it.