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The usually awesome Murakami
28 November 2017
Every time I pick a Murakami, I prepare myself to be lost in the depths of a world that I had never imagined. That had been my expectation when I opened Sputnik Sweetheart and damn what a book!
As usual, Murakami takes us into a world on where you are introduced to the 3 characters who would matter to you throughout the pages. The story progresses and grows surreal blurring the reasoning you would preserve in your mind. Because when you are reading a Murakami you should be prepared for all unimaginable possibilities and this is what I love.
Sputnik Sweetheart will always remain one of my favourites. That pang of bittersweet loneliness it brought along as I turned through the pages in a beautiful experience in itself. We yearn for a person but we don't end up with them though they are the closest to us.
One beautiful quote I absolutely loved:
“And it came to me then. That we were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits. From far off they look like beautiful shooting stars, but in reality, they're nothing more than prisons, where each of us is locked up alone, going nowhere. When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant, we'd be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.”