23 February 2010

Sputnik Sweetheart

This little book by Haruki Murakami is so beautifully written its hard to believe that it was translated. Sumire (Japanese for Violet) is a solitary and disgruntled dreamer. Longing to become a writer, she reads Kerouac and writes endlessly. Her one friend and our narrator, "K," explains to our child-like heroine the complexities of life lived in societal norms. When Miu, an older woman, enters Sumire's life she becomes the white-hot blinding sun in Sumire's universe and she will do anything to stay in that orbit. The trio grapples with loneliness and alienation in their own hearts and the greater world around them while their stories unfold. When Sumire mysteriously vanishes on a small island in Greece the boundaries of our reality and that of dreams blur when Miu's haunting secret is revealed.

13 comments

  1. OH I want to read that!! I loved "Norwegian Wood". :)

    These pics ROCK, I want to be in the second one!!

    I hope you do an outfit post tomorrow,'cuz I do think we have great minds;)

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  2. Oh I read half of this book in Borders the other day and am utterly in love with the writing, I couldn't believe it's translated as well. Now I need to go back and finish the other half, I'll probably buy the book too:P

    xx

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  3. I've never read any Murakami before but I've heard alot about this particular book so I'm VERY tempted to check it out!

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  4. Oh I've been wanting to read that!
    Fantastic Images!

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  5. I've read Kafka on the Shore and planned on reading more of his work but I never really had the time. :(

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  6. SUCH BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS !!
    seems like an interesting book to read !

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  7. How did the sun get into the plants? How did the books fly on the wall? How did the fish get into the bubbles? ... This book sounds really interesting.

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  8. These pictures are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  9. oh woww! that pictures are so wonderful!

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  10. oh woww! that pictures are so wonderful!

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  11. Oh I read half of this book in Borders the other day and am utterly in love with the writing, I couldn't believe it's translated as well. Now I need to go back and finish the other half, I'll probably buy the book too:P

    xx

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  12. Oh I've been wanting to read that!
    Fantastic Images!

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