Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Status:  Pre-loved (excellent condition)
Retail Price: RM60
Selling Price : RM30

Here, then, are the seven reasons to read The Strange Library.
7. How often do you get to read TWO new Murakamis in one year? Don’t forget that Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage were released earlier in 2014.
6. It’s a beautiful, beautiful, book. In fact, the UK and US editions have different designs, and both are worth buying and preserving.
5. There are no cats. Welcome relief.
4. It’s the quickest way to find out what Murakami writes about. Definitely better than reading Wikipedia pages.
3. It’s, as the cliché goes, unputdownable. You have to read till the end to find out what happened. Does the boy escape?
2. For passages such as this: ‘“I get it,” I said. “Our worlds are all jumbled together – your world, my world, the sheep man’s world. Sometimes they overlap and sometimes they don’t. That’s what you mean, right?”’
1. And the number one reason is: This book is about loneliness. And who isn’t lonely?

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