I think what I love most about this book is the easiness between Takahashi and Eri. Without realising that each one of them are easy to talk to and that even if they feel like they are having this kind of dark side, they are actually have this friendly and warmth and empathy aura.
I did skip the first part of where “eye’s mark” or “we are in the room” whatever because I don’t know why would Murakami wanted us to see it that way. Truly. Then I thought that I might be missing the story – of course – duh. But it’s an interesting read.
I have to agree that, people offer more than meet the eyes. 🙂
I hope Takahashi and Eri will be together and happy. I love the optimism in Takahashi. 🙂
“I have been told I’ve got a darkish personality. A few times.”
Takahashi swings his trombone case from his right shoulder to his left. Then he says, “It’s not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There’s shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort. I don’t think you have a particularly dark character.”
“It’s my motto for life. ‘Walk slowly; drink lots of water.”
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