Primary Genre(s): Short Story
Page count: 5
My Format: online at Genius.com
Would I recommend it: Yes
My rating: ★★★★★
A short story about meeting your perfect match.
If you have been following me at all on my blog, you know I love reading and reviewing short stories. Here is an extremely short gem from Haruki Murakami. You can read this 5 page story online (click here to read it)!
Here are my pros and cons for On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl on One Beautiful April Morning:
- Succinct, hopeful, and heartbreaking. There is a lot of heart and a lot of longing in this story. It is impactful… and considering its length, that is super impressive.
- The title definitely intrigued me. What a creative and long title for such a short story!
- I feel like I am gushing here… but seriously, this story is so sadly beautiful. It made me think about opportunities I’ve allowed to me pass me by and it made me want to instantly speak up and grab life by the horns rather than miss out on anything.
I think this tiny little story helps remind readers to be brave, speak up, and not let life or love pass you by. When you take a chance on love, is a negative response better or worse than never taking the chance in the first place? Thought-provoking for sure. What were your thoughts on this short story?
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(image from Goodreads)