400 short stories: story 304

story: “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One April Morning” author: Haruki Murakami year: between 1980 and 1991 where: kitchen table, Abu Dhabi note: I'm unsure about the capitalization of that title. What I like about this story is that many people might find themselves in the initial situation. And I like that it doesn't … Continue reading 400 short stories: story 304

300 short stories:: story 193-198

story: “New York Mining Disaster”, "Airplane: Or, How He Talked to Himself as If Reciting Poetry", "A Perfect Day for Kangaroos", "The Ice Man", "The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes" author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 (from Blind Willow, Sleeping Willow) where: everywhere! note: a batch of stories (I'm behind on my chronicling) a line: “’Even after I'd lost almost all sensation, … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 193-198

300 short stories:: story 190

story: “Birthday Girl” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 where: at the campus cafeteria (started on Tuesday, paused, finished on Wednesday) note: intense déjà vécu a line: “When the owner's meal was ready at eight o'clock, she pushed the room service cart into the elevator and rode up to the sixth floor.”

300 short stories:: story 189

story: “Man-eating Cats” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 where: in palestra note: a reread, a favorite, a fantasy! a line: “The wind was the wind at the edge of the world. An inescapable retro color filled the place. It made me feel as if I were being quietly swallowed up by an alien reality, something foreign and … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 189

300 short stories:: story 188

story: “The Year of Spaghetti” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 (originally 2005 in The New Yorker) where: home, bed note: Murakami just loves to weave in a mention of spaghetti in his long and short fiction; and this story (and his year of cooking and eating alone) makes me feel so content with my love of solitude. … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 188