Monday Musing: How Literature Offers An Intoxicating Salvation From Life’s Challenges

In last week's Monday Musing, I wrote about the ways in which I process and account for my dislike of particular novels. Inspired by my troubled impression of Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (although my continued love for his work is reflected in today's choice of quote), I found myself contemplating the meaning … Continue reading Monday Musing: How Literature Offers An Intoxicating Salvation From Life’s Challenges

Review: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

" 'Not even I know all the rules', says the old officer under his breath. 'There are things that cannot and should not be explained. But there is no cause for concern. The Town is fair in its own way. The things you need, the things you need to know, one by one the Town … Continue reading Review: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

Review: ‘Killing Commendatore’ by Haruki Murakami

"...sometimes in life we can't grasp the boundary between reality and unreality. That boundary always seems to be shifting. As if the border between countries shifts from one day to the next depending on their mood. We need to pay close attention to that movement, otherwise we won't know which side we're on." You would … Continue reading Review: ‘Killing Commendatore’ by Haruki Murakami

Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

 "One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility linked to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of … Continue reading Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Monday Musing: 18/05/15

Hello, my loves! So begins another fabulous week. To inspire a maximally insightful time, this Monday Musing comes from literary legend, Haruki Murakami. The quote is taken from his fantastic work, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Look out for a review later this week. Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!