Saturday, November 5, 2011

Murakami’s Oeuvre

The prize for the Nowness Illustration/Design-making Contest I joined a while back arrived three days ago! The mailman got lost in our labyrinthine place—the branching alleyways are, like, half a hundred—but he still managed to get ahead of the scheduled time of delivery (Nowness gave me the FedEx tracking number).

I got all of Murakami’s books, but what I’m really excited about is the complete volumes of IQ84! They’re signed! :)

IQ84-Haruki Murakami
I’m so stoked to read them, but I can’t move on to them just yet because I haven’t even finished my September-October book haul. I know, I know, I’m so behind my reading goals, haha! Anyway, here's the complete stack:

Murakami books
They’re beautiful. Before joining the contest, I already have my own copies of the eight books on the top. I think I’ll give them to my friends who haven’t tried reading any of Murakami’s work. So yeah, my Tumblr weather (and maybe this blog’s too) in the coming days will be soused with Jap lit, mostly reviews cross-posted from my GoodReads—I’ve read most of my Murakami when I still didn’t have a Tumblr. :)


  1. Woooow. The 1Q84 covers are so beautiful!

  2. I agree! I'm glad I got the first edition, the others have human faces on the cover (it's a pet peeve, but I really don't like it when they have photos of girls or just anyone on the jacket lol)

  3. waah! i want to read after dark and kafka na.. Kianah kasi e tagaal. travel travel pa.. chos!

  4. Haha! Bibili ka naman nya ng isang set eh! Hayaan mo na sha patravel-travel haha