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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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    “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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    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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    Norwegian Wood

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

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses May 17

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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 1 Response May 13

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    This was about a life altering heartbreak. Someone I care & love very deeply for, which in turn helped me discover what I am about. Please, leave your thoughts. ❤True love is...
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    First of all, please don't judge..I am a good person that did a not-so-good-thing. I fell deeply in love with someone I shouldn't have. He feels the same. We are both with other...
    Catontheroof Catontheroof 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    There is the woman. It always starts like this. Attention please! I calculate everything. Carefully, wisely, precisely, permanently. And then comes the woman. Storming into my...
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    (I wish I could find that mysterious Love) When your looks don't work like they used to before And I can't sweep you off of your feet Will your mouth still remember the taste...
    hapsoul hapsoul 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Love is an overused word...You love movies and TV and books and chips. You may even use it incorrectly by saying it a week or a month in. Love isn't any of that. Love is years...
    ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm scared to have a boyfriend. I feel really paranoid about it....... I kind of want to be able to say when I get older that I was never really kissed, never had anyone, and never...
    IrkenZim123 IrkenZim123 18-21, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I met the greatest girl. young, sexy, smart. she said I was everything to her. I was so happy. I felt so lucky. we were together for about a year and a half before I found out...
    victoraourello victoraourello 31-35, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I fell in love with my best friend , he's handsome and amazing but kinda annoying and sometimes homophobic , till this day I don't know why I fell for him , I love him so much I...
    darkland24 darkland24 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    Aha MOMENTS !!! I was having a lovely light lunch with my best friend.... When suddenly her eyes did the urgent Googly round thing.... followed by mini chin thrusts and pokey...
    mayabotanica mayabotanica 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who always jumps on the bandwagon with every food "health trend". She's now claiming she's off gluten, sugar, dairy, and meat. I'm thinking I need to just buy her...
    Joygernaut Joygernaut 26-30, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I do love cooking. I cook for my family. I love choosing what to cook and making it different each day. I love planning and shopping for ingredients. I do follow recipes but not...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Although writing books is a more recent development in my life, I began writing poetry when I was in high school. I didn’t write a lot but that desire grew and I discovered I had...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    When will it be again..... When will I be having the heart beats of meeting my love again......the feeling of being so desperate to be in her arms......as if I can't wait anymore...
    PaperMitra PaperMitra 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So I think I've been in love for a very long time. For me, it is very stupid and I wish I could rip off all these feelings and burn them. But apparently I can't so I'll tell my...
    doisink doisink 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love to dress up as a women I rely existing and I love to play with my self I would love to suck a man off and to have sex with him when I am dress as a woman this is my dream
    retep6 retep6 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    I love them all haha I have 3.This one is Deeds. He just turned 2 on Saturday! He is the youngest of all of them. He is the more aggressive of the three, but he loves snuggling...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I used to love gaming started with PS1, had a few of those as I used to mod them for people and sell them then I got a PS2 lots of love and hours spent on that, then a PS3 which I...
    AlexM12345 AlexM12345 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I literally love her so much, regardless of whether or not she loves me. She knows who she is 😊. I know, I may annoy her at times, I'm too repetitive, and I always try to text...
    magicduck magicduck 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I didn't believe in love at first site until January 21 2013. It was the hardest but best day of my life. It was the day I meant my daughter. I thought I loved her but I didn't...
    life99934 life99934 22-25, F 49 mins ago

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    I loved/love someone who didn't/doesn't love me which is why I am here writing this. I am so devastated and heartbroken right now. Usually I don't let my walls down as cliche as it...
    RecycledOpinion RecycledOpinion 36-40, F 32 mins ago

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    These lyrics hit home for me, loving someone you can't have. "Staring at the ceiling in the dark Same old empty feeling in your heart ‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast...
    Tori84 Tori84 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I would have married a woman after only knowing her 3 months. I knew I wanted to marry her within 2 weeks. Gladly, I would have loved her forever and laid down in traffic for her...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Sweet sweet darling delicious freezing a$$ cold ice cream. Boy do I love love you!
    OSoQuiet OSoQuiet 36-40, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It feels like every time I reach out to help I become a mockery! I see young people being kind and I tell them that no one is ever going to appreciate their actions so they should...
    fallenstar2015 fallenstar2015 36-40, F 16 hrs ago

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    my gf and I both love them she likes to have me wear them in public while trying on womens shoes I love humiliation from it
    peachy93 peachy93 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I kinda sorta love compliments. They are nice lil lovely words. Makes me wanna raise the roof.
    OSoQuiet OSoQuiet 36-40, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Yesterday was a day filled with so many emotions and realizations. There was the sadness of a goodbye coupled with laughter through tears as we remembered the past. True happiness...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    First off i am a guy and some how I wound up having long (40") slender girl legs.when I was younger i hated them because of the teasing.Now that I am older I grew to love them the...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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