I plunged into Haruki Murakami’s world again through The Strange Library. The story is about a boy going to a library for check out some books but ends up…being forced into a jail cell to read the books he wanted so a mysterious old man, a staff member, can eat his brain full of the knowledge from reading. Sounds like my kind of library ha ha.
I don’t think I can get enough of Murakami and his writing – not sure if I can top his magic realism part either. The Strange Library is fast-paced and an easy read but still manages to create intensity and subtlety, leaving you stunned and asking questions. The illustrations which are in the book are incredible and clever in engaging the reader. It made me feel like a kid again, but this book is for everyone regardless of age 🙂
Libraries are magical places….