Thoughts On “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End Of The World”

Murakami weaves two very different storylines together. "Hard-Boiled Wonderland" is set in a realistic Tokyo, while "The End Of The World" is in a dream-like place with magical elements. Yet they are connected brilliantly through two intriguing plots. This is my third Murakami and also my favorite one so far. It didn't wow me, but … Continue reading Thoughts On “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End Of The World”

Thoughts On “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Richard Feynman is a Nobel prize winning physicist with a knack for just about everything outside his field. He is a top-notch prankster, safe-cracker, musician (with a knack for the frigideira and the drums), artist. And while reading Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I found myself thinking, "How does he find the time for all this?" It … Continue reading Thoughts On “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Thoughts On “Castle In The Air” and Falling In Love

Abdullah is a hopeless-romantic, humble man making his living in the Zanzib bazaar selling carpets. He is given a chance to turn his life into a big adventure when a mysterious traveler sells him a magic carpet. The carpet takes him on a journey where he meets the beautiful and clever princess, Flower-in-the-Night, and all his dreams … Continue reading Thoughts On “Castle In The Air” and Falling In Love