Past Meetup

Haruki Murakami: An Intimate Conversation About Life

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

“Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.”

"Like love, there can never be too much ‘good music.’"

– Haruki Murakami

As someone who describes himself as Novelist by Profession (Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka), he has inspired millions of people around the world through his words of wisdom and abstraction of life. From fictions, autobiographies to essays, Murakami has convinced us that focus and diligence should always go hand in hand with creativity.

Based on our majority votes last month, we'll discuss some of Murakami's most popular works, including but not limited to:

Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), Ichi-kyū-hachi-yon (1Q84), Hitsuji o meguru bōken (A Wild Sheep Chase), Fushigi na toshokan (The Strange Library), Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa, and Noruwei no mori (Norwegian Wood).

It will be easier for you to join in the discussion if you have read one of the author's books in advance.


• Book reviews & discussion
• Quiz
• Book swap (bring your old book and expect to bring home a "new" one. We don't accept journals, magazines, cookbooks or textbooks)
• Secondhand book sale (from leftover swaps last year)

The discussion will be moderated in English and Bahasa Indonesia. This event is independently supported by JBC officers. Your donation will be used to cover administration cost, as well as snacks and drinks for the next meetup.


This is a FREE event, but each of us will pay for our own food and drinks (minimum of Rp 50,000 per person). Coming early to the meetup is advisable because we have a limited capacity.

Anyone who's submitted RSVP but fails to come without one day notice will be transferred to the waiting list at the next meetup. Can't wait to see y'all!

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