Desire by Haruki Murakami

This book has a beautiful collection of five short stories by Haruki Murakami. It’s a light read. I enjoyed reading it.

My favourite quotes:

“Everything is blowing up around us, but there are still those who care about a broken lock, and others who are dutiful enough to try to fix it…But maybe that’s the way it should be. Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart.”
“No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves.”
“He woke from a dream. He couldn’t remember it in detail, but it had been pleasant and cheerful. The bell echoing through the house, however, yanked him back to the cold reality.”
“When you listen to somebody’s story and then try to reproduce it in writing, the tone’s the main thing. Get the tone right and you have a true story on your hands.”
“It seems to me that very sad things always contain an element of the comical.”

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