The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Friday, June 12, 2020 - By: Aatya U, Allard '20

How do you read so many books?
 
I stay up late and then I deal with sleep deprivation. I mean, I use my free time, but a lot of the time it's because I'm staying up late. Just before bed and then the book gets interesting.
 
What is the best book you've read this year?
 
Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt. Just because it was so challenging to read. There were some topics that were really interesting and then it got really boring. Basically, the book is about these four main characters who, when they die, are reborn. It goes through their lives and all these different places. At one point they were swept into this war and they were blaming the other side, but in their past life they were on that other side.
 
What is the weirdest book you've read this year?
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I think this one thing stuck with me before I read it. You [Mr Skardal] said the person who wrote the book is very witty and likes to be right all the time. It can be annoying but I said "Ooh, that's interesting. Let me give this book a try." And it was all I could think about when I read the book. I'd read it and I'd be like, "Ugh, that's so arrogant."
 
What are you reading now?
 
I'm just reading a book on how to code, but I haven't been getting far. I'm looking forward to reading Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Mr. Luna actually recommended it to me.


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