16 March 2009

New Book.


I haven't been able to put this book down. Read it. It is strange in so many ways, but fascinating and incredibly well written. I am always amazed by the ability of translators. 

7 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm off to check it out. I had a colleague in NYC who translated hip hop recordings from English to Japanese. I was always fascinated by the amount of skill it actually entailed; with so many idioms and expressions that don't fully translate it takes a well-versed, creative translator to produce a cohesive end product.

Angela said...

I so keep meaning to read his novels. They are always out at my local library but everyone whose reading tastes I trust love him!

Taina said...

It's my ex-roommate Adrienne's favorite book of all-time. I tried reading it years ago but couldn't get into it. I may give it another go. =)

cabin + cub said...

Great book.... you might also like his other book Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.. that one is good too!

Vivian said...

This was the first Murakami I ever read and now he's one of my favorite authors! BTW, love your Etsy.

Tree Fern said...

I love Murakami too! So unlike anyone else...

Have you read Norwegian Wood?

CheyneCuts&Collects said...

I had mixed feelings about this book... I read it over a almost a year span. I couldn't get into it, at first... but by the end, I was hiding in the reading chair, ignoring phone calls and meal times.