Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Entertaining dual stories, linked psychologically. I didn’t understand all the connections. “Inklings” seemed unnecessary, but maybe that was the point? Was the real world also psychological? In any case it had the Murakami effect of making me want to grocery shop, listen to music, and drink whiskey. (Via Talin Wadsworth.)

Fri, 22 Dec 2023