Neon Codex

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Tingly Blushing Silence (Night Jogging, Hot Tea, and Books)

Finally reading Hear the Wind Sing, by Haruki Murakami. His first novel, it's that nifty 2015 edition that collects the first two, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. It really has no back or front, because one side of the book is one novel and the opposite the other. Except they're upside-down relative to one another, so 101 pages in, at the end of Hear the Wind, you turn the page and are on the upside-down last page of Pinball. Given Murakami's penchant to flip between worlds, one ordinary and one dream-like, one real and the other imaginary, it's a really inspired little gimmick. Especially because, as his apprentice and journeymen efforts, these are two of his least regarded works and it ties them up into a nice little package for fans and collectors. No mess, no hassle.

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The Thinking Person's Guide to 21st Century Dating

The following is a step-by-step guide for the ever-thoughtful, ever-sensitive single person seeking a member of whatever sex(es) they so choose for social/romantic/sexual interaction. In the case of this study we'll assume that the person in question is a male, let's say seeking a woman, and for the hell of it let's call him, I don't know, me...

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