First things first, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!! Hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s eve!!
Some time back, I read a bit by Haruki Murakami and, at the risk of offending Murakami lovers, didn’t much like what I read. I felt the pressure of trying to like his work, as loads of other people do, but I really didn’t see myself looking forward to reading more by him. He’s too much mystical and surreal for me. But then, the new year came along and I discovered this list of 1001 short stories that you must read before you die, by C.B. James. And, consequently, I discovered this story by Murakami – On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful April morning. I decided to give it a shot, and I just LOVED it. Ok, I admit I was attracted by the title, but I loved it once I was done with the story.
This was the 57th shot of short for the 100 Shots of Short Challenge.
It is a lovely, bittersweet story with a lot of mush in it. It is about a guy who crosses paths with a girl one fine morning, who is not very attractive, but he feels that she is the 100% perfect girl for him. I can’t write more about this story without giving it away. Read for yourself!! Highly recommended!!
Also came across the video adaptation of the story, which is just as cute:
I’m now more willing to read and understand Murakami. Any help and/or suggestions in this respect would be appreciated.
Do check out this story, and let me know how you guys liked it..