Over the last 6 (fun) years of being a book seller one tends to notice patterns, yes some of these are generalizations. We would like to see them as observations that seem to have recurring patterns. Chinese and Korean customers walk in (some smile when we greet them-most do not) They then proceed to do a quick circle around the store, like a power walk and then scoot without so much as a grunt. Japanese customers smile when greeted with a semi-bow (perhaps a little less elegant than the ones they give to superiors in Japan (are we lesser beings?) They then proceed to ask if we have any books in Japanese which invariably we do not have (need to stock up on Hentai just for the LULZ)
Customers who rush into the store seeking that one book though are another kind of animal completely.
Looking for a new obsession? Wanna give your kids a push in an obsessive direction? Wanna get some of those neurons firing?
If you find yourself in weak in the knees when in the presence of books, know one thing – you are not alone. Do check out this article, we feel your weakness.
Seldom does an author that we love run an advise column, if you want to get an introduction to Murakami-san, read these pieces and run to a store and get some Murakami-DAMMIT.
“Writing is similar to trying to seduce a woman. A lot has to do with practice, but mostly it’s innate.”
The average male orgasm lasts for 5 to 22 seconds.
If you are really high on life and are doing something that gives you immense pleasure for a lot longer, the question should be not how does it end, but how do you get there?