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Oh Japanese..

I've been reading Hard boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami lately.
His expressions are soooo good that I can't help making a note while I'm reading.

His descriptions are amazing.
I read the book on the commuting train and if there's any line that I am impressed, I take out my mobile and text it to my PC e-mail.
Thus, I'm busy on the train, especially my commuting hour has been shorted since I moved.
I miss long time train trip a bit.

My neighbourhood photos.

-Japanese-

今村上春樹の『世界の終わりとハードボイルドワンダーランド』を読んでいます。
彼の表現力は素晴らしくてついついメモをとってしまいます。

彼の本は評価が好きな人は大好き、良さが分からない、と分かれますが
私は彼の表現に感動する事が多いです。
通勤電車の中で読んでいて、素敵だ、と思うラインがあると
携帯を取り出し自分のパソコンにメールをしてしまいます。
なので電車でとっても忙しい・・。

引っ越して通勤時間が短くなってしまったので
以前のような長い通勤時間も懐かしい気がします。

Comments

Joe Hotcuppa said…
Do you use Twitter? If you do, you could send his description to Twitter and share with people. Just a thought 'cause I'd like to read. :-)
neco chan said…
You are so fast, Joe Hotcuppa!

No I don't use Twitter.
I remember you read some Japanese, correct?
I just looked for the notes that I sent to my PC mail recently which are following..

郵便受けには郵便物はひとつも入っていなかった。留守番電話にもメッセージは入っていなかった。誰も私には用事がないみたいだった。結構。私も誰にも用事はないのだ。

目を閉じるとまちかまえていたように黒い巨大な網のような眠りが空からふりかかってきた。眠りにおちながら、何がどうなろうとしるものかと私は思った。

私はたまに街にでるたびに、十一月のリスみたいにこまごまとしたものを山ほどかいあつめてしまうのだ。
Joe Hotcuppa said…
Yes, I do read some Japanese and trying to get better (of course), so I love it when a native speaker like you points out something that says, "This is good writing!" since I have no idea what is good and bad writing in Japanese. It helps me a lot! Thank you for including those quotes.
neco chan said…
I thought those three were comical expressions. There are more from that book.Are you interested in translating them into English?
Maybe we can work on some quotes from books that we are impressed and make them bilingual.
Joe Hotcuppa said…
Yes! That sounds like it would be a lot of fun!
~Chow Wo Man~ said…
Is this the first time reading this particular book?

I have read all his books now. I still like the Wind Up Bird Chronicles and Dance Dance Dance the best. Of course too Norwegian Wood.

Most now I have read twice I like him so much

Do you read in English?

I wonder if the translations are good.
neco chan said…
Hi, Chow Wo Man

No I don't read his books in English.
(I had two, Dance x 3 and NW, because I liked Japanese ones but didn't finish them.)
I've heard that the translator for books of Haruki Murakami is good.

I have read Chronicles, too.
Um, I would say my favorites are Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Seashore.
~Chow Wo Man~ said…
Neco;

on your bottom picture what is the netting on the building on the right?

is there construction going on there or is it something else?

マーク
neco chan said…
Mark,
I guess they have been renovating.
There are many old buildings around this area. You'll find it later!

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