The Elephant Dances.
Last week, while we were at Kinokuniya, I weighed two books in my hand, a habit I have cultivated when I am spoilt for choice. Dance Dance Dance or The Elephant Vanishes, I had to make a decision. In the heat of the moment, I chose the thicker one and made a dash for the cashier before I changed my mind.
Only to come home and realise that I had already read Dance Dance Dance way earlier. Bummer. Well anyway, two more books and I can declare myself an ardent HM fan.
I just learnt that Murakami’s first two books, though translated, are not being widely distributed worldwide. So I hope I get lucky on my next Tokyo trip. =D
Afterdark Kafka on the Shore Sputnik Sweetheart The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Dance, Dance, Dance South of the border, West of the sun Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Norwegian Wood A Wild Sheep Chase
Hear the wind sing
Stories and Non-fiction:
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman after the quake
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
The Elephant Vanishes
Birthday Stories: Selected and Introduced by Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words