Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami: A Stunning Work of Surrealistic Fiction that Centres on the Chaos of Longing & Lost-Identities – Book Review

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami is an own-voices Japanese surrealism fiction novel about a young woman named Sumire and her long-time best friend who is only ever revealed as “K.” They have an intimate, unfiltered sort of friendship where they like to have discourse on an array of topics including rather personal events and experiences as well as simple, harmless banter on the mundane.

5 Favourite Japanese Book Covers that Remind Me of Spring

Spring is in the air, unless you’re living in California. In that case, Summer is here in full kick-you-in-the-allergies-and-burn-your-flesh-off glory. With Spring arrives the fragrance of fresh flowers, a cool breeze to abate the morning sweat, and tons of vibrantly bright colours just flourishing everywhere you look. Normally, I’m someone who doesn’t really care for…