Saturday, September 6, 2008

Japan (02)

Well, today is gonna be a map day... a totally spontaneous choice actually, nothing i planned, even though it may seem so, knowing how much i love maps...


I really love this map....its so colourful and picturesque...when i was examining it, I realized that i have heard of many of the cities on the map, due to reading Murakami's books, who always uses different places in Japan for setting his plot and events.
Speaking of Murakami...I like his dark style...he makes things so realistic yet bordering with non-reality...there is always one or more characters in his books, to whom i can relate to and feel their own lives....they are often unhappy, lonely, craving for something they cant have, lonely....and yet, his books arent predictable...though if you get familiar with his style you may know what to expect, but he isnt one of those cheesy writers with the 'they lived happily forever after' books....coz lets face it...life aint a fairy tale...its something totally different...
When i took to read Norwegian Wood, i wanted to read it coz of its title, which suggested something relating to the beautiful Norwegian nature, and you know how much I love Norway or that Northern part of Europe in general....so thats why it appealed to me a lot.....well, i was totally wrong about it, since it had NOTHING to do with Norway, but it led me into the Murakami's world, which i happened to love a lot....

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