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I Love Haruki Murakami

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    The Most Brilliant Author I've Ever Read

    I can't even begin to explain how much I love Murakami's books. I first found him through a literary quotes community on Livejournal. The first book I read was Norweigan Wood, then I read Kafka on the Shore, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I'm just about to start South of the...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    Wind-up Bird Tells My Own Story

    actually, as a great piece of magic-realism and kinda experimental narrative and like pretty much all great literature, i'm sure people read wind-up bird and took away an entirely different story than the one I feel like I read. But I've still told my friends that to completely...
    fsmspup fsmspup 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    1970 a Sad Year Torus New Year

    After the death of Noako and the suicide of Midori i Toru Wanatabe have nothing else to do nothing else to live for but now im drowning myself in beer wine coffee cigarrettes. Who'd blame me? Walking in the the room i see a young man smoking a cigarette who looks lonely so i walk...
    mgeathers7 mgeathers7 13-15 Jun 24, 2009

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    Wow. It seems that I have read: A Wild Sheep

    Chase, Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, Dance Dance Dance, The Elephant Vanishes, After Dark, 1Q84, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, and The Strange Library. I find that I am now attracted to obscure word play, good music...
    tilky tilky 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    “As if to build a fence around the fatal

    emptiness inside her, she had to create a sunny person that she became. But if you peeled away the ornamental egos that she had built, there was only an abbys of nothingness and the intense thirst that came with it. Though she tried to forget it, the nothingness would visit her...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've only read "After Dark"

    so far, but that was definitely one of my favorite books!
    lamalbelle lamalbelle 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking,

    the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes.” ~Haruki Murakami
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I Can't Even Begin To Describe How Much I Love This Man!!!!

    He is my favourite author of all time. The first book I read of his was Kafka on the Shore. That got me hooked. Then I read After Dark, a brilliant BRIlLIANT book and then it was Norwegian Wood. Then after that I read South of the Border West of the Sun. After that I read Hard...
    theartsychica5 theartsychica5 18-21, F Jun 25, 2011

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    Norwegian Wood

    I'm just watching it.... Brilliant...
    kasha32 kasha32 31-35, F Mar 29, 2013

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    Haruki Murakami's Lecture - 08

    Late last year, I made it to his lecture at UC Berkeley, CA. I'm a huge fan, read every single book he published in Japanese. His lecture was awesome, although I was a bit bummed that it was in English. His English was OK, but not nearly fluent that he could have gone more into...
    Sundress Sundress 41-45 1 Response Jun 12, 2009

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    "If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."- Haruki Murakumi
    fireworks1283 fireworks1283 13-15, F May 13

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    He said he loved me but what he really meant was he didn't want to be alone. He didn't love me, because you don't lack compassion for the love of your life. He didn't love me...
    Sunshine9001 Sunshine9001 51-55, F 7 hrs ago

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    Crooked - G-Dragon Translation Nothing ever lasts forever In the end, you changed There is no reason, no sincerity Take away such a thing as love Tonight, I’ll be crooked...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I want to know what Love is and I want you to show me. I get beaten and cussed at everyday, by someone who claims to be my Real Mother, but isn't. She also uses me as her human...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I recently came out as a lesbian, I was in a long term relationship with a man which ended because I felt like I was no longer attracted to men. I then became friends with her (I...
    NoAngel13 NoAngel13 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    But as an EP friend wisely suggested... I want to take my time. What does this mean for me? Well, ratcheting back my natural tendency toward intense love. Oh, my dream birl will...
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 46 mins ago

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    I love lullaby,especially german. I love to hear all these from u.love to fall asleep when u say in german "sleep well mommy". Ich liebe dich so sehr.
    femina femina 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I can't believe it I ain't had a crush in years... I have a crush, no that's an understatement, I have a secret love. I have been in love for years but for fear of what folks would...
    boss21519 boss21519 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I met a guy online last August and we have been talking ever since. He has showed me how it truly feels to be loved. We are planning to meet in August and I'm so ecstatic. I...
    livingpositive livingpositive 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    THINGS CAN CHANGE Two years ago I never thought we'd be here. Never imagined that life could be so peaceful or feel so complete. Two years ago I thought my marriage was over and I...
    staryflower staryflower 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I hate it when I meet someone and they go 'oh I love nirvana. Smells like teen spirit is such a great song'. You love Nirvana, but you haven't heard any of their better songs? It's...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Feel the love <3
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 2 hrs ago

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    He texted me the other day. I thought I could go about the situation maturely and be friends, after all we did break up 3 months ago. And it was going great, we clicked just like...
    mcguin1 mcguin1 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I love pleasuring women and how beautiful they sound when pleasured. It makes me want to spoil them :) and I accomplish this by the fact that i love to use my tongue to do it
    plessureforwomen plessureforwomen 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    for me it was done out of love I still knew who and what I was but for this one person it was done out of love for them it was fun playing as a girl no matter what age we played or...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 35 mins ago

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    shrek is love. ps4 is life. 3ds is wife.
    kazzicat kazzicat 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I love to draw Manga, that's my hobby when I feel bored. I also know how to paint.
    wdrngSoul wdrngSoul 18-21 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't care at all about how one might look, or about his or her past... I will love anyone who's never dishonest with me.
    Pain24 Pain24 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Just a good story, a comfy chair, maybe a beverage and if I'm feeling ambitious; maybe a cupcake too. (I love cupcakes) you're not really "you" when you're reading, it's like...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    I like fat girls. like a lot. I am thin myself, however that's down to my high metabolism. I'd love to find someone who wants to gain so they can have every food they could ever...
    same22469 same22469 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Don't know why but I just love them
    funinthesun2000 funinthesun2000 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I had some bubbles in the house the other day and one of my cats started following me and I blew some at him and he loved it. Now when ever I'm sitting in the living room he will...
    candycat13 candycat13 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I really do love animals. They make me happy for the most part, I enjoy being around them more than people. Cannot wait till I graduate college and get my career started so I can...
    SuperSchuler SuperSchuler 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Chat? Love stinky boy feet
    feetluvr6 feetluvr6 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Chat? Love stinky boy feet
    feetluvr6 feetluvr6 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till morning; but the rain Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have been going crazy buying new stuff I just love the feeling
    BuffTeen BuffTeen 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I would love to talk to someone!! Add my snapchat: HannahRosexx01
    IAmANinja14 IAmANinja14 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Its a BASIC human right, dont know why its so hard for childish people to understand then pretend as they are innocent then go on do it again, do you actually believe I would allow...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Love is the deadliest drug of all.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hands down the sexiest dance Is Salsa. Cuban or L.A their both sexy. Last week this big black dude took the plunge and joined an salsa class. Seeing my black *** sweating and...
    boss21519 boss21519 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    To my special someone ... Love you :) XXXX
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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