I don’t think I have ever been so excited about a book.
I am becoming that annoying person, the one that keeps harping on the same subject, but Murakami’s writing does something to me. I am totally obsessed and cannot wait for this darn book to come out.
There is a midnight release party for it, but to be honest, as much as I love the guy, I don’t think I will be able to swing it. I get up at 4am to go to work so unless I stay up ALL NIGHT LONG, it isn’t going to happen. I should have planned better by taking tomorrow off, but at the time, plans for a midnight book event did not exist. Plus, The Hub told me that he didn’t want me wandering around Hollywood at midnight. I asked, “What could go wrong?” All he did was give me that look. Apparently, he’s gotten to know me quite well during our almost 18 years of marriage.
Being on Facebook has made me more crazy than I normally am. The following links were posted there and got me all stirred up.
How Haruki Murakami’s ‘1Q84’ Was Translated into English
The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami
Chipp Kidd on Designing the 1Q84 Cover (video)
As you can see, I am dying over here. The thought of that book coming out at midnight and me, not being able to get to it is just too much. I know I can Kindle it, but Kidd mentions a surprise with the page numbers and my Kindle is 2nd generation, no page numbers! That means I have to buy the book. Or, I can buy both.
What do you call a Murakami groupie anyway? I’m sure there is a name for us, but I haven’t come across it yet.