#54 — Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Murakami Haruki
Rating: 4/5
  • A collection of 24 short stories by Murakami; because they are relatively short, there is a sense of being suddenly transported into someone’s strange dream — you’re in and out relatively quickly but it’s weirdly not disorienting
  • Like a dream, you begin to forget the particulars and all you are left with is how you felt as read them
  • I used to think that there was some kind of underlying significance or symbolism to his randomness, but now I’m starting to think it’s just to evoke a certain feeling or atmosphere and therefore over-analyzing  is a fruitless endeavor