Murakami’s early books republished

So it turns out Haruki Murakami’s early novels, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973, are being translated into English and released this August. As far as I know these books were translated once before, but to very limited releases. I saw a copy of Pinball, 1973 on Amazon’s second hand marketplace, but I couldn’tContinue reading “Murakami’s early books republished”

Well Spent Lunch Breaks

This is what I am reading at the moment. I ordered it ages ago on Amazon at the same time that I pre-ordered Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and because I forgot to tick the box about sending the books separately ended up having to wait months to get it. Then, of course, by the time TsukuruContinue reading “Well Spent Lunch Breaks”

Harold Fry and the 2012 Booker

As with every year when the Booker prize long-list and the subsequent shortlist are announced I take a look, ostensibly for the purpose of finding new things to read but always in the hope of seeing something on there that I have already read. The usual turn of events is that the list features some books that IContinue reading “Harold Fry and the 2012 Booker”