Reading Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami, an author he discovered through a friend a couple of years ago and has been enjoying ever since. (It's Murakami's first novel and is different from his others--it has a different tone. His favorite Murakami novels are Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World.)

What he likes most about reading is the mystery of what's behind the book. You don't know whether or not you're going to fall in love with it. As for Norwegian Wood, at the beginning he was bored by it and read it casually, but about midway through the book his feelings changed--he couldn't put it down. That's the beauty of reading, he explained. You don't know what it's going to do to you.

If he were to write his own book, it'd be about dreams, interspersed with the real world. It was about two years ago when he began having very vivid dreams and he'd like to reflect on that.

Another favorite author--Graham Greene.


Special K said...

Ha! Awesome picture!

Anonymous said...

That's me...turns out it's not Murakami's first book, don't know why I thought it was! Love the blog, by the way.


skeelo said...