Dear Mr. Haruki Murakami,
I am writing in connection with your book:“The hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world.”
I am an eighteen-year-old girl from Hungary. I have read the book a week ago (now I am reading “1Q84”) and it was brilliant. My Daddy gave me “Kafka” near a year ago; He really likes your works, as I. He told me to read them, so I did and now you became our favorite writer. Moreover he told me, he wants to have a dinner with you once, because every time he reads your books He becomes hungry because your descriptions are picturesque. You must be a good chef.
I would love to ask you to do me a favor.
I am interested the name of the characters in “The hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world,” but my favorite was the girl who worked in the library. I would be very grateful if you could tell me her name or if she has not got a name what would be?
I think I am not the first person with this question, but I really want to know, despite I do not why.
Finally, I am the happiest girl in the World because of this chance. I am very thankful!
I look forward to your answer.
The girl who wanted to ask and today had become brave and wrote to You.
The name of the librarian girl? No, I don’t know it. You are the very first person who asked that to me.
I am sorry that I don’t know her name. Maybe she does not have one, for that city is a special place where most people don’t have names. It seems that people know all the people so closely that they don’t need any names. Name is not a big thing there. With your name or without your name, YOU are YOU, aren’t you?
But Veronika is a beautiful name. I presume that you are a beautiful Hungarian girl. I like to cook, but I am not a good chef. Say hello to your father.