In Their Own Direction

I am so excited to find a book that comes with its own musical accompaniment. This is not the first time Haruki Murakami has sent me to the internet in search of music I’ve never heard before but which sets the tone of his writing. Let me warn you to carefully play every piece Murakami mentions while you’re reading his novels -it will so improve the experience.

This book, however, is not a novel. It isĀ Absolutely on Music: Conversations. Murakami and his friend, the conductor Seiji Ozawa listen to pieces of music and comment on them, much as you would do with your friend. So much fun!