After Dark Read this one to read before bedtime, and see what you’ve been missing out on: After Dark is a series of vignettes on the inner workings of the world after normal people go to sleep. In it, a young woman in a Denny’s (American fast food is a favorite of Murakami) comes to meet a number of underworld denizens. Meanwhile, her sister languishes in a coma-like sleep that’s somehow leaching out her soul.
“To me, nudity is a joke. I don't think nude people are very attractive at all. I like my women fully clothed. I like to imagine what might be under there. It might not be the standard thing. Imagine, stripping a woman down, and she has a body like a little submarine. With periscope, propellers, torpedoes. That would be the one for me. I'd marry her right off and be faithful to the end” ~Bukowski
the Plague by Albert Camus "In other case, however, there was more emotion to these walks about the town, as when a man, pointing to some place charged for him with sad yet tender associations, would say to the girl or woman beside him, 'This is where one evening like this, I longed for you so desperately - and you weren't there!'
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FORT (Paul) Les Ballades françaises. Montagne, forêt, plaine, mer. Cercle lyonnais du livre, Lyon, 1927. In-4, grand paysage naïf se développant sur les deux plats et le dos, mosaïque de maroquin noir, bleu, vert, brun et ocre, avec petit village et chemins de maroquin noir, encadrement intérieur marqué de part et d'autre de deux listels verticaux, ocre et brun, doublure et gardes de faille bleue, non rogné, couverture, chemise demi-maroquin, étui (Creuzevault).