Banana Yoshimoto · Haruki Murakami · Hideo Yokoyama · Hiromi Kawakami · Japanese Books · Japanese Writers · Kobo Abe · Yoko Ogawa

Who I Discovered Since I Discovered Murakami

I can’t remember exactly when I first discovered Haruki Murakami but it must have been sometime around 2000. There was a video game magazine that I used to read that had a monthly feature on Japanese culture and one of his books – After the Quake – was reviewed in it. I picked a copy… Continue reading Who I Discovered Since I Discovered Murakami

books · Gravity's Rainbow · Jonathan Blow · reading · The Witness · Thomas Pynchon · writing

Where Inspiration Comes From

Recently I have been reading Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. And by recently I mean on and off over an extended period of time, but also recently as well. I often read more than one book at once and big, 900 page bricks like Gravity’s Rainbow tend to last a while. I have read eight… Continue reading Where Inspiration Comes From