Dreamworld

A finance student - will change it after degree. Interested with meeting book lovers. A huge fan of foods, history, blue and of course, books.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami Oh God, why? It's all Kafka On The Shore again (I will admit Kafka is a much better read than this).I don't know why people think this is such a great read. How many times did the main character has to tell how he cook his spaghetti or how worn out his tennis shoes again? Now, I see Murakami has a tendency to repeat the same thing all over again in some of his books: Male, lonely, meet a woman, woman goes missing/running away, probably loves cat, makes friend with a teenage girl, man knows how to cook, man feeling lonely, people went missing from the man's life, man waits for the woman, either the woman never comes back to him or the woman comes back to him (only apply at 1Q84, I think. Can't really remember).The only thing that I love from this book is Lieutenant Mamiya's sad recall during World War II. In his letter to the main character of this book, he recalled the sad past of his life during the war, the horrific moment (enemies skinned his comrade alive), and the failure to remove the evil from the world. Basically, he lives in this world as an empty shell because of his failure and also his horrific past.

Currently reading

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I
Arthur Conan Doyle
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
1984
George Orwell, Erich Fromm
Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick, Robert Zelazny
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alex Jennings, David McDuff
Animal Farm
George Orwell
Snow
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
Ann Rule