Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage Review up at Buzzy Mag

The good people at Buzzy Mag have published another review I wrote for them. The review is for Haruki Murakami's new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. The first two paragraphs and a link are below:

With the advent of social media our past always lingers around us like the smell of cookies that were baked days ago. Now we can see what our third-grade classmate had for lunch or what political belief they zealously follow. But maybe we are supposed to allow the past and the people of yesterday fade from our lives. Part of growing up is letting go of all the things that are no longer necessary to us. But we shouldn’t have our past violently severed from us.
Tsukuru Tazaki is closing in on middle-age and is about to enter a serious relationship. He explains a trauma of his past and quickly learns that he must deal with it in order to move on.
But for a man who hasn’t ever left Japan, he is now finding that he may have to travel far and wide, both outside of the country and deep inside his own mind, to get the answers he is looking for. But uncovering one mystery leads to another. All the while Tsukuru is having vivid dreams. Dreams that are powerful and reaching out into his life, to where he doesn’t know where the dream stops and reality starts. And his dreams may be going after those that made him suffer. (More...)

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