Interview your favorite fictional character. Honoré welcomes Fraa Erasmas, in direct from the Concent of Saunt Edhar on Arbre. Q ~ Fraa Erasmas, let me say first how moving it is for me to meet you, at last, and be in a position to ask you questions that have not left me since I read … Continue reading Daily Prompt: The Interview
VVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVV VVVVVVV VVVVV VVVV VVV VV V. V is Thomas Pynchon’s first novel, published in 1963. V has two story lines, that ultimately converge on the island of Malta. V stands for “Veronica”, as well as … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 25, 2013 ~ V.
In the world of this blogger there are two of them: a writer of genius, who died in 1924, wrote The Trial, The Castle, The Metamorphosis and a host of stories and plays, and Nakata “Kafka” Tamura, hero of “Kafka on the Shore”, the novel by Haruki Murakami. Franz Kafka, the writer, inspired Albert Camus … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 12, 2013 ~ Kafka
If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it? 1Q84, Haruki Murakami's masterpiece, is a long poem to love and the irrepressible human spirit: this cover is a joy to look at - the butterflies in the greenhouse, and the two moons. The two moons signal that this … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Judgment Day
“You get towards the end of life - no, not life itself, but of something else: the end of the likelihood of change in that life. You are allowed a long moment to pause, time enough to ask the question: what else have I done wrong?” ~ Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending I … Continue reading #amreading: The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
And then you have to look for the stairway, back to where you belong...
1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s latest book, and a universal best seller. I don’t intend to reveal anything of the plot, since some followers of these posts may not have read the book! 1Q84 is several books in one, a love story in the tradition of Haruki’s previous novels, especially Norwegian Wood (the love story that … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: November 7 – 1Q84