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message 1: by Dolors (new)

Dolors I detect many the subtlety of Kawabata and Mishima in your deconstruction of Murakami's novel, Jr. You address ponderous themes with grace and propel further reflection with your melodious connections. Trains passing by, routes that unite us in loneliness and our fragile natures create a nostalgic aura that has gripped my soul and doesn't let it go. I had missed your discerning, elegant writing Jr, what a joy to read you again my friend. I hope life is treating you well.


message 2: by Christi (new)

Christi Wonderful review! You write beautifully.


message 3: by Garima (new)

Garima Delightful review, Jr. Glad to see you writing after a long time and that too about a Murakami's book. You surely placed this work on a more satisfactory pedestal with some wonderful observations.


message 4: by Jr (new)

Jr Bacdayan Dolors wrote: "I detect many the subtlety of Kawabata and Mishima in your deconstruction of Murakami's novel, Jr. You address ponderous themes with grace and propel further reflection with your melodious connecti..."

In all honesty I haven't read either Kawabata or Mishima, though I do hope to do so soon. Japanese writers do have this subtle grace about them that really resonate with thoughtful readers, they just give a different experience, more spiritual and human.Thank you for the kind words, it's actually really fulfilling to be able to write something and share it to other people after all this time. I really needed to blow off some steam from all the pressure of school, so I decided to write a review and I really forgot how good pleasure writing felt. I'm glad to be interacting with you again, my friend. Life is a bit windy right now, but I'm learning to sway with its surges. I hope life is a bit more peaceful for you, Dolors.


message 5: by Jr (new)

Jr Bacdayan Christi wrote: "Wonderful review! You write beautifully."

Thank you, Christi!


message 6: by Jr (new)

Jr Bacdayan Garima wrote: "Delightful review, Jr. Glad to see you writing after a long time and that too about a Murakami's book. You surely placed this work on a more satisfactory pedestal with some wonderful observations."

Garima! Well, I needed to. I'm going to go crazy unless I write a bit for myself. School is crushing me with workloads. And, well, I do think this book deserves a bit more recognition. People are just a bit too familiar with Murakami nowadays that they are disappointed when the experience isn't as fresh and genuine as the first few times around, but otherwise I think this is one of his better books.


message 7: by Samadrita (new)

Samadrita Lovely review, Jr. I had been uncertain about this book for a while now and you have solved my indecision for me with this contemplative piece of writing.


message 8: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl "Connection, acceptance that is all we long for, to share little pieces of our hearts to those around us, and touch theirs in turn."

Beautiful words, beautiful review. I agree with Sam - contemplative indeed.


message 9: by Jr (new)

Jr Bacdayan Samadrita wrote: "Lovely review, Jr. I had been uncertain about this book for a while now and you have solved my indecision for me with this contemplative piece of writing."

Thank you, Sam. I'm glad I could help you out.


message 10: by Jr (new)

Jr Bacdayan Cheryl wrote: ""Connection, acceptance that is all we long for, to share little pieces of our hearts to those around us, and touch theirs in turn."

Beautiful words, beautiful review. I agree with Sam - contempla..."


Well, it was a Murakami, he usually has this effect on readers. haha. Appreciate it, Cheryl.


message 11: by Forrest (new)

Forrest Very glad you wrote this review. Can't wait to read the book.


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