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Desire by Haruki Murakami

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“Everything is blowing up around us, but there are still those who care about a broken lock, and others who are dutiful enough to try to fix it … But maybe that’s the way it should be. Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart.” ― Haruki Murakami, Desire: Vintage Minis.

Desire is one of the books I read in January. I had spent December and January reading Becoming by Michelle Obama after having bought it in 2018 but kept it on the shelf for so long for no valid reason. I stan Michelle and Becoming made me appreciate her story even more. I will not waste time writing about the book because I assume I am way late to the party and everybody else and their mama have already read it. I will go straight to Desire, the much shorter book I read in January after finally completing Becoming. 

I had never read any of Haruki Murakami’s works before I received Desire as a gift. The book is a collection of five short stories by Murakami and is part of the beautiful Vintage Minis series.

Murakami writes about Desire one of the most powerful emotions. He explores Desire in many dimensions from hunger to lust and the need for connection. In just 128 pages, Murakami won me over and I cannot wait to read his other works. His writing style is delightful yet analytical in a charming way.

I had never read any of Haruki Murakami’s works before I received Desire as a gift. The book is a collection of five short stories by Murakami and is part of the beautiful Vintage Minis series. Murakami writes about Desire one of the most powerful emotions. He explores Desire in many dimensions from hunger to lust and the need for connection. In just 128 pages, Murakami won me over and I cannot wait to read his other works. His writing style is delightful yet analytical in a charming way.