‘According to Chekov,’ Tamaru said, rising from his chair, ‘once a gun appears in a story, it has to be fired’.
– Murakami ( IQ84 )
There is a lot of Chekov in the new Murakami, Zonk. And I find this bit particularly disturbing.
A world where nothing lacks purpose must be truly terrifying. Scary, precise, and absurdly, unsettlingly finite…