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I should (clone myself and) reread Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood, possibly my favorite of his books.

The blog Night RPM (Linden Park) translates, in two parts (1 and 2), Murakami’s afterword to the book. Here’s a nice bit:

The first part of Norwegian Wood was written in Greece, the second part, in Sicily, and the final part, in Rome. There weren’t tables or chairs in the cheap hotel room that I rented in Athens. So I went to a taberu (* bar) every day, repeatedly listened to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on my Walkman about 120 times, and wrote continuously. In that sense, it could be said that this novel received a slight assistance from Lennon and McCartney.