Reading your books on the subway

Mr. Murakami,
I am writing to you to express my sincere gratitude for being my companion all these years. I’ve discovered your novels twelve years ago, back in Russia. I would always carry one of your books to school to read during the recess and then on the subway......your books are just made to be read on the subway! A lot of things have changed since then. I now live in Australia, and there is no subway in my town. All the same, your novels carry the same importance. In fact, I shipped all of your books to Australia to have them in my native language. I think that one of the Russian translators, Dmitry Kovalenin did a remarkably good job.
I want to wish you a happy and prosperous year ahead and I hope to be reading one of your new novels on the subway on my next visit to Russia.
Regards,
Sasha
(Sasha、女性、27歳、ESL teacher)

Dear Sasha,

Thank you for your mail from Australia. I am glad to know that you are doing well in a new place, so far from your homeland. Also thank you for reading my books for so many years, so enthusiastically. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I am planning to write a new novel. I am just waiting for the proper time to start writing. At the moment I am quite busy writing these mails. I hope you like my new book, though sans subway. It was very nice talking with you.

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