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No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via observando)



'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'.
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami will be published in hardback by Harvill Secker with specially designed text and illustrations throughout on 2nd December 2014.
Last Saturday hundreds of fans queued overnight to attend a public signing by Murakami at Waterstones Piccadilly. They were given an early teaser for The Strange Library that had been designed in the form of an old-fashioned library card. It very subtly featured the publication date and #strangelibrary.
This uniquely dark and tale is suggested on the cover through its disturbing colour combinations; the violent magenta background, the fading office blue of the library pocket and the acid yellow label. More details on the fully illustrated spreads will follow at a later date.


Suso33 in Madrid.


charcoal portraits by Dragos Sulgheru  

(some of my latest drawings)

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