The Only Inevitability

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“Being alive is a killer,” — Misaki says to Kafuku in Murakami’s Drive My Car — the story, words on paper, and not the movie adaptation of it, as far as I know. I haven’t watched the movie yet, so I won’t know until I see it in the theater next week.

I love Murakami’s writing for one simple reason — relatability. When I read his work, I often feel like I’m a living incarnation of one of the characters in his stories or a…

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