Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

★★★★★ From the opening pages of Killing Commendatore I had my suspicions that this book would become my favourite story by Murakami. In his masterful style, writing with introspection and believability, Murakami gives us a story about contrasts. Our protagonist, an unnamed portrait painter, focuses on creating a new life for himself following his unanticipated [...]

The Pretty Girl.

The Pretty Girl.

Throughout the past weeks I have been thinking about my physical appearance. It started when I decided to reassess my wardrobe. I imagine I adopt a similar technique to many blog posts you will have seen on this subject before. The items I have not worn in a while are likely to be put in [...]

The 84th Problem

The 84th Problem

There's a story that's been on my mind quite a bit recently; since moving to London. It's about a farmer who is having a tough year. His crops die due to the bad weather and his family is miserable. As the story goes, he approaches the Buddha to question his teaching. Why does his faithfulness [...]

Why we create?

Why we create?

On Wednesday 20th November I had the loveliest of evenings. A few of my friends and I gathered to watch the first episode of the new Rick and Morty series. We all agreed it was INCREDIBLE. After looking forward to its release for a long time, it certainly hasn't disappointed at all. For those of [...]

Feelings

Feelings

Written 25/09/19 Feelings is a festering word that crawls over my skin whenever it falls from my mouth. In this world I fear I have been made to feel ashamed of them. On the one hand it can't be helped that some things matter so deeply to me, but on the other it's so much [...]