haruki murakami


by Michael Marcelle

by Michael Marcelle

As far as I know, the only person ever to put Japanese lyrics to the Beatles song "Yesterday" (and to do so in the distinctive Kansai dialect, no less) was a guy named Kitaru. He used to belt out his own version when he was taking a bath.
Is two days before tomorrow,
The day after two years ago.

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My cousin introduced me to Haruki Murakami by recommending Kafka on the Shore to me years ago. Since then, his stories have become one of my favorites. I was immediately hooked after reading the aforementioned novel, followed by Norwegian Wood {this was made into a movie, starring Kenichi Maysuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, and one of my favorite models, Kiko Mizuhara}, A Wild Sheep Chase, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, 1Q84, and currently in the middle of Sputnik Sweetheart. He writes with descriptions with incredible detail and thought, and this artistic writing is displayed in all of his work, from his novels to his short stories.