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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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I'm always searching for fiction that blends surreal elements into reality in a unique but natural sort of way, without attempting to explain it all away logically. In short, something that makes reality feel like some kind of abstract dream state an...more
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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
" Since my copy of if on a winter's night a traveler is on its way, I thought of equipping myself with writings of Italo Calvino. In the meanwhile I laid my hands upon Invisible Cities. It’s one of the few books to which I have given 5 stars making... " Read more of this review »
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Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
" I read Vonnegut now. Vonnegut is cool.

I have vague memories of reading Vonnegut before—I have some very old, very pulp editions of some of his other novels that I … er … “liberated” from my father. I swear I’ve read Breakfast of Champions before,... " Read more of this review »
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“Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”
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“No matter how clear things might become in the forest of story, there was never a clear-cut solution, as there was in math. The role of a story was, in the broadest terms, to transpose a problem into another form. Depending on the nature and the direction of the problem, a solution might be suggested in the narrative. Tengo would return to the real world with that solution in hand. It was like a piece of paper bearing the indecipherable text of a magic spell. It served no immediate practical purpose, but it contained a possibility.”
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“When you introduce things that most readers have never seen before into a piece of fiction, you have to describe them with as much precision and in as much detail as possible. What you can eliminate from fiction is the description of things that most readers have seen.”
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“Life is so uncertain: you never know what could happen. One way to deal with that is to keep your pajamas washed.”
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