Haruki MurakamiMonday, 1 June 2009
I've read most of his novels and my favourites are his earlier works such as "Dance Dance Dance" and "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle". I just love the unique atmosphere Haruki Murakami creates in his words and how I get so swallowed into the Murakami World each time.
Of course I read in Japanese, but I much prefer the book designs of the English translated versions! I love the mysterious feel the each design has got there. Seems to work much better than the original ones, don't you think?
By the way, French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung is now directing an adaptation of Murakami's Norwegian Wood in Japan and that should be interesting to see. "Tony Takitani" directed by Jun Ichikawa in 2004 was excellent and I love it! It was the very first film anyone ever tried to make from Murakami's novel, and apparently the last bit of the script was carefully decided between the director and Murakami himself.