Murakami is actually quite boring.

Book slut has a very interesting article about Japanese writer Haruki Murakami entitled, “What Lies Beneath: The Labyrinth of Haruki Murakami.”  It’s fascinating, but has only made me more confused about Murakami, especially when he says things like this…

“Oh, really? “Myself, I’m a very realistic person. I don’t trust anything New Age… or reincarnation, dreams, Tarot, horoscopes. I don’t trust anything like that at all. I wake up at 6 in the morning and go to bed at 10, jogging every day and swimming, eating healthy food. I’m very realistic. But when I write, I write weird. That’s very strange. When I’m getting more and more serious, I’m getting more and more weird. When I want to write about the reality of society and the world, it gets weird,” Murakami said.”

Wow.  I mean, seriously?  SERIOUSLY?!  He’s totally normal, and just goes all “on the weird” when writing brilliant bizarro novels?  That’s like,  almost unfair if you ask me.  Go read it here.

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3 Responses to “Murakami is actually quite boring.”

  1. I suggest reading After Dark, you might change your mind!!

    • Change his mind about what? He just said Murakami as a person is very normal, and his books are bizar. After Dark is bizar too, don’t you think?

  2. It’s bizarre in a way but also quite possible. He just sees plausible events in a different way.

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