Friday, January 16, 2015
We need to talk about this - The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
I'd write up a summary of The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami but I think it's far better to let those who haven't read it experience this wacky novella without any forewarning (except, you know, everyone's talking about the guy in the sheep costume). I had theories about the meaning of various characters, their behavior, the deepy darkness, and all that lot. But, then I got to the end and was all full of WHAT THE HELL???
Help me out here, people. Have you read anything about this book and its meaning? Do you have theories you'd like to share? Discuss, please.
Also, let's just say anyone who hasn't read the book should not peruse the comments; I presume any theories will contain spoilers of some sort.
Incidentally, love the presentation. The Strange Library is quite a little gem. I don't love the fact that you have to fold the funky cover behind the book to read, but the illustrations are fabulous and I agree with those who've said it feels like you're holding something special in your hands during the reading.
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