On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning -Haruki Murakami
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On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning -Haruki Murakami

Hey listeners! Welcome back, join Charlie for another short story from Haruki Murakami. This week we listen to a man's reaction upon seeing the 100% perfect girl for him, how he knows, and should he tell her? Find out how the short story unfolds while you are taken on a literary ride of satire, romance and melancholy. Let Charlie know what you think of the story at [email protected], or send in suggestions for reading materials or topic coverages. 

If you liked this short story: In this podcast Charlie recommends a short novella by Richard Brautigan called "Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel". She compares the writing style of this narrative by Murakami similar to the writing styles of Sir Brautigan, whose known for his humor and honest satire of social interactions.

Fun (Err) Fact: Charlie was gifted "Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel" after leaving a tumultuous and abusive relationship by her ex-lover. They shared a deep love for literature, when the book arrived in the mail, Charlie took it as the white flag she'd been waiting for after the battle was over. The protagonist of the story resembled the man Charlie dated, and just like the man Charlie dated, he struggles to cope with losing his lover to his poor behaviors. Charlie was brought to tears many times reading throughout the small book, but it wouldn't have been her ex-lover if he didn't make her cry at least one last time.

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