Monday, March 02, 2009

What Literary Figure Would You Like to Be?

This question was recently posed in a private rooms on Zoetrope. What a tough question, and one with an ever-changing answer.

After careful deliberation, I decided that right now (because this is subject to change without notice) I would like to be Miss Saeki in Murakami's Kafka on the Shore. She's beautiful, tragic, mysterious and full of dignity. As a literary figure, she's what I refer to as "The One Who Knows." The book is full of secrets and mystery, and Miss Saeki sits at her desk, sipping her coffee, quietly watching us to see our reaction.

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