by Haruki Murakami
I’m new to Murakami but I’ve learned two things.
1) Dreams always mean something... Probably. Well, maybe not. But sort of. Kinda.
2) A piece of music can define a person’s life or a relationship between people. And this usually goes beyond the ‘hey, they’re playing our song!’ or the idea of a ‘soundtrack for a generation.’ With this story, that piece of music is ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles.
The story follows two young men, one is ‘too normal’ and the other is a bit of an eccentric. The eccentric has made it his goal to learn the Kansai dialect, despite the fact that he’s not from the region and most people find his voice rather grating. He has also made up fake lyrics to ‘Yesterday’ that go a little something like, ‘Yesterday… is two days before tomorrow!’ And so on. The eccentric is stuck in arrested development and he asks his friend to go out with his girlfriend so that she can be happy and so that he can rest easy knowing she’s with a good guy.
There’s not a whole lot to say about this one. It’s a story about love, loneliness, and lost friendship. It’s short but sweet. The characters are likable, the dialogue really flows, and it comes to a satisfying end. I’m not sure that I’m going to remember ‘Yesterday’ for very long, but I enjoyed it and I’m glad I read it.
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