15 January 2006

no wind up

No kidding, this book is incredible.

I've just had 3 days off work on the trot which is very rare and very welcome. I have slept, eaten and read. It's been absolute bliss. I'm over half way through Murakami's 'The Wind-up Bird Chronicle' and it's incredible.

I love my job, I really do but right now I'm feeling pretty cross that I have to spend my time working tomorrow when I could be sitting down and spending more hours with Toru Okada, Creta, Malta, May, the odious Noboru and Kumiko.

Let's be frank here. I've eaten Miso soup for the last two days because Murakami characters seem to be endlessly consuming the stuff. Yeah, that's pretty sad but it tastes great with enoki mushrooms and scallions dropped in!


digger said...

inspired by you K I went out and bought those little mushrooms, scallions and miso soup mix, I am enjoying it at this very moment, easy to make for lunch in the office.


kumquat said...

oh wonderful! i'm so glad :) hee hee. it takes no time to make, it's dead skinny and very portable for work!

kumquat said...

finished the murakami last night. wow, what a blinder. still some loose threads i need to think about but overall a fabulous book. it's like sci-fi without any of the fantasy babble. brain food. yum.

Big Dog said...

A great book. The Borrower bought it for me a couple of years ago...and I just finished it in November. I guess I am a slow reader.

Finished Norweigan Wood recently. Completely different but just as compelling.


kumquat said...

nice to hear from you! didn't realise you still swung by here from time to time.



soulmining said...

Thanks for the heads up on that one, it's on my shelf but I've yet to pick it up. Just been given Murakami's Kafka On The Shore to read too. South Of The Border, West Of The Sun has been my favourite of his, but I think I've told you that before!

I will try and read them when I have some holiday next month. I'm too busy making hot drinks at the moment ;-)