Friday, June 1, 2012

Haruki Murakami Bingo

I've spent the last few years devouring the books of Haruki Murakami. Twelve novels, three short story collections, and one memoir later, I came up with this comic. If you have yet to experience the genius of Murakami, keep this Bingo card handy as you delve into his work. I recommend starting with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, or Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. You can find this comic in print in Sunday's New York Times Book Review.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely, thanks, though I kinda of missed "listless, unemployed protagonist", and "reveries of Tokyo student life during the revolutionary sixties."

Toni P said...

^ agree! activism in the 60's/70's

Anonymous said...

Cutty Sark

Anonymous said...

+1 Cutty Sark

also: The Cleaners

Grant said...

How could I forget Cutty Sark?!

Anonymous said...

Will this be available as a poster? I must have it.

Grant said...

Anonymous: Yes, it is available - just follow the ordering instructions at my poster shop.

Anonymous said...

No sheep? How could there be no sheep?

Crosby Kenyon said...

Hey Grant,

Looks like congrats are in order. I just discovered your strip for the first time in the NYTBR--April 1st edition. Very cool.

Reno said...

Murakami is one of my 'new' favourite authors - I've worked my way through five of his novels so far. This made me smile.

NellieVaughn said...

I love Murakami!

João said...

Another fan here!

Ellen said...

Awesome! I love Murakami. This bingo card is great! :)

Anonymous said...

spaghetti dinner...

Anna said...

Uh you mean John Gall cover, right? Come on :)

Great piece!

mtsut said...

What about sexy nurses in remote Japan sea coast nursing homes (1Q84)...?

Idlan said...

I'd recommend starting with A Wild Sheep Chase.. didn't quite enjoy Kafka on the Shore but 1Q84 was a brilliant comeback :)

renduh said...

A absolutely love it! It needs to be on a t-shirt immediately.

Antonio Sarabia said...

Where's the 'suicide' space?

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! Though, I am missing sheep. Can't believe there isn't a box for sheep. Really like the "cats", "talking to cats" and "vanishing cats" boxes though.

I am totally going to play this the next time I read a Murakami novel.

jaseinspace said...

I was in Tokyo with an old friend this weekend and we had a good laugh over your poster. If you have it made into a t-shirt, I'd snap up a couple. Cheers. My faves were the "ears" and "urban ennui." Really clever and fun. thanks.
jasontannenbaum@gmail.com

JIm said...

I think lift and library would be good additions - nice work!

Dany M said...

Thank you very much for this! It will be helpful since I plan to start reading some Murakami soon!

bllk said...

I disagree:

my tic tac toe goes:

-wife mysteriously leaves
-her creepy brother in law
-boils pasta and opens can of beer -and watches TV baseball

and:

-precocious teenager

Anonymous said...

The shape of the breasts??

The Laughing Eon said...

Good one but honestly, no Sheep?!?

Anonymous said...

everyones smoke: seven stars :)

Purificacion Menaya said...

Great! I recognize manya novels of Murakami.

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