Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.

Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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Is it possible, finally, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close are we able to come to that person’s essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?
—  Haruki Murakami 

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries

The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction

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