Reality of the 4000th mail

Many of your novels are very dream-like and deal with subconscious thoughts and desires. However, my favorite novel of yours is Norwegian Wood, which is a somewhat stark contrast to most of your other novels in this sense. Your newest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, is similar to Norwegian Wood, but I was wondering if you are ever planning to write in that same vein of realism again. Thanks! 
(Joshuwa Riggs、男性、21歳、Creative Writing student at Ohio University)

Congratulations! Your mail is the 4000th mail I have received. Wow!

Thank you for reading my books. When I write a novel I really don’t care if it has a realistic style or a "dream-like" style. Materials define the style each time, not I. They are all realistic to me in any way. What is reality?  What is a dream?  Nobody knows the difference.

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