The end of January and beginning of February is already an important time in the calendar for Satanists – but tonight’s once-in-a-lifetime conjunction of a blue moon, blood moon and lunar eclipse has sent some Devil-worshippers into a frenzy.Across Britain and the world Satanic covens are expected to convene ‘workings’ where Lucifer will be summoned.
The crowd can come from anywhere, and it can certainly go anywhere once dispersed, but for a moment, all lives converge on the highway or the subway or whatever other kind of transient cenvergence you wish to imagine.
But only for a moment, and then, invariably, time must march on and the crowd is never again the same as before. Murakami does do an awesome job making crafting complex narratives out of almost nothing. But, having experienced the type of relationship the protagonist goes through, I just couldn't relate at all to his final decisions. A masterpiece of a novel from the mind of Murakami once again.
“The reason for this is that during the full Moon, astral energies are more favorable for success in workings.
“The Moon rules the female side of the soul, which provides the energy necessary to any working. Regular monthly meetings should take place with a special rite said unto Lucifer.” Satanism is an umbrella term for religious beliefs that consider Satan as an objectively existing supernatural being or force worthy of supplication, with whom individuals may contact and convene.
For anyone who has experienced the pain of losing a loved one, the awkwardness of being a teenager, and the pain and heartache of love, this book will take the thoughts that you never had the courage of thinking or saying and read them back to you.
Norwegian Wood is a masterpiece of the inner mind and will bring you back to places and feelings that you thought only you had ever experienced.Joy, pain, sorrow, loss, love, and death are intertwined with life and those of us who choose to go on living and feeling. Reading Murakami is like being stuck in traffic or otherwise finding yourself in a mundane situation in which you are surrounded by a large numbers of anonymous strangers, and then suddenly realizing that every one of those anonymous strangers has a private, internal life of their own.They have lived their lives out in whatever way they did, but somehow you have all found yourself in this crowded commute together.As an older man (late 50's) I found watanabe to be refreshing in his emotional honesty with himself and the reader.It seems that he was deeply depressed for the 3 years after his best friend committed suicide.I could identify with the love/responsibility he felt for kaorke. I have read many of the author's other novels but this one is now my favorite though Kafka on the Shore is a close second.