Dear Mr. Murakami！
My name is László from Hungary, and my question is: Which literary characters would you like to have a dinner with, and have a conversation during it (for example Ivan from Brothers Karamazov), and which characters you would never like to have it?
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The character I would like to dine with is, of course, Jay Gatsby of THE GREAT GATSBY. I will go to his great mansion and join the big party and drink champagne with him. It must be fun! However, I am afraid the conversation with him might be a little bit tedious. The conversation with Uriah Heep of DAVID COPPERFIELD should be more exciting, but, as you know, he is not a pleasant person in any way to share a dinner table. Tough decision.