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THE STRANGE LIBRARY - Haruki Murakami'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami will be published in hardback by Harvill Secker with specially designed text and illustrations throughout on 2nd December 2014. Last Saturday hundreds of fans queued overnight to attend a public signing by Murakami at Waterstones Piccadilly. They were given an early teaser for The Strange Library that had been designed in the form of an old-fashioned library card. It very subtly featured the publication date and #strangelibrary.  This uniquely dark and tale is suggested on the cover through its disturbing colour combinations; the violent magenta background, the fading office blue of the library pocket and the acid yellow label. More details on the fully illustrated spreads will follow at a later date. 

vintagebooksdesign:

THE STRANGE LIBRARY - Haruki Murakami

'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'.
 
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami will be published in hardback by Harvill Secker with specially designed text and illustrations throughout on 2nd December 2014.
 
Last Saturday hundreds of fans queued overnight to attend a public signing by Murakami at Waterstones Piccadilly. They were given an early teaser for The Strange Library that had been designed in the form of an old-fashioned library card. It very subtly featured the publication date and #strangelibrary.
 
This uniquely dark and tale is suggested on the cover through its disturbing colour combinations; the violent magenta background, the fading office blue of the library pocket and the acid yellow label. More details on the fully illustrated spreads will follow at a later date.
 

People need routines. It’s like a theme in music. But it also restricts your thoughts and actions and limits your freedom. It structures your priorities and in some cases distorts your logic.

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Hello- Murakami Emergency! I am wondering if you lovely blog writers would be willing to look up and post a passage of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki for me on this blog. I am writing a piece on Murakami but am on a remote island and don't have access to the book. The passage is from the beginning, where Tsukuru is exercising and feels reborn. Could you please make a post of this passage? With so much thanks, H.

Sorry for the delay, I don’t know if you still need this but here you go:

Tsukuru gradually began to eat again. He bought fresh ingredients and prepared simple, decent meals. Still, he regained only a little of the weight he’d lost. Over nearly a half year’s time his stomach had drastically shrunk, and now, if he ate more than a fixed amount, he threw up afterward. He started swimming again early in the mornings at the university pool. He’d lost a lot of muscle, got out of breath when he went up stairs, and needed to regain his strength. He bought new swim trunks and goggles, and swam the crawl every day, between 1,000 and 1,500 metres. Afterward he’d stop by the gym and silently use the machines to train. After a few months of decent meals and regular workouts, he’d mostly recovered. He had the muscles he needed (though he was muscular in a very different way from before). His posture became erect, not slouched, and the color returned to his face.

(I hope that was the right part!)

All the beautiful possibilities we had then have been swallowed up in the flow of time.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

"Haruki Murakami has had a facelift"

Anonymous

Lol. I see now that I did not word the previous post very well, I’ve amended it to avoid confusion ;)