Haruki Murakami is, as I’ve probably mentioned before, one of my favorite authors. I am always so intrigued by his surreal story lines stringed together with a cast of disturbed and troubled characters. Whenever I recommend Haruki Murakami to my friends I always mention that if I were to describe his books to them, I’ll only sound like a mad woman because of the weird plots (a man in a sheep costume urging you to dance in Dance, Dance, Dance as an example) and will never do him justice. They need to read his works for themselves to understand. Only Murakami can make something so weird be read as beautiful. Hear the Wind Sing is his first ever novel and it has been amazing to see where and how he started.