“Mr. Murakami has touched a universal chord of postmodern rootlessness, where urban singletons, divorced from traditional family and community ties, grope for a new way of living,” said the Japan Times. “His protagonists bravely search, in his words, for reality in a world of fake news, fake government and fake war, a consciousness obviously felt worldwide.”
After reading this article, I posted the following on Mr. Murakami’s Facebook page.
The System has me. A couple of years ago, I started hearing voices. I started hallucinating. I starting writing things online. Secrets that my government was implanting into my mind. I have not read any of your books. But last night, as I was taking a shower, my government told me that I would have to write something important after I got out. The Japan Times wrote an article about you. About your work. Postmodern rootlessness. Urban singletons. Divorced from traditional family and community ties. Groping for a new way of living. Searching for reality in a world of fake news. Fake government. Fake war. That's me. So I must write something to you. I am being exploited. I can't think. I can't write. Anything except what my government wants. But I can break free. I have been in the system so long that I know it. I can change it. I just need a chance. I need help. Please. Don't let a 85 mph gust of wind be the biggest thing to hit America this weekend. Don't be a coward. Please. bit.ly/qaXxxy