Saturday, 14 April 2012

M

M is for 'Miu'.
Have you read any Murakami? Have you? His books have changed me for life. They have crept up to me on eerie and dark nights, his words have haunted me on seemingly normal days, and his characters... his men and women, his cats and telephones, they'll be a part of me for as long as I live and think. Miu is one of the three major characters in Sputnik Sweetheart. Sumire, the other girl, falls for Miu. They spend time together, lots of time. Sumire is an aspiring writer and K, the narrator, is in love with her. It is a triangle.
But then... then Sumire disappears. And comes back. Strange... strange; I mumble to myself, reading in the glow of a red lamp, rain drenching Delhi. Whenever it rains, I turn to Murakami. Something happened to Miu. Something that cant be told about here. Sputnik, the satellites, Violet, cruel... the ferris wheel, carnival, cruel. You must go now, go away...


  
I'm writing every day of April for the A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge 2012. I'm writing of characters of fiction, that are immortal and touch hundreds of lives everyday... 

5 comments:

Tony Laplume, Scouring Monk said...

I think you've made the best case for Murakmi that I've heard. Might have to check out this particular book.

MimiTabby said...

SOunds like an interesting book. I read the "Wind up bird" and yes, I had that story in my head for a long long time.


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"effervescencia" said...

@Tony: Thanks :)
@Mimi: I haven't read The Wind-up, must do methinks...

Aditya said...

IQ84 is mind-blowing. Murakami's scale and lyricism stunned me. Do check it out as well.

"effervescencia" said...

I just borrowed it from a friend. I'll begin as aoon as I finish Silmarillion :)