SAMSA IN LOVE by Haruki Murakami

“Unable to withstand the pain any longer, Samsa put his elbows on the mattress and, bit by bit, pushed himself up.”

Although obviously unintended by Murakami, the woman who mended locks seemed a perfect partner for someone with a name assonant with that of Samson. I hope it works out for them.
You equally obviously already know this famous story, so I shall leave it at that, well, other than to mention that war and occupation seemed to have come to this city where Samsa lived, but, with his feelings still mixed up, Samsa’s fear of birds attacking is really a hope for them to do so, I guess, judging by the history currently passing through my own real-time. And as to the ‘hunchback’ locksmith’s uncomfortable brassiere and Samsa’s own uncomfortable spindle and tumblers, well, please draw your own conclusions…

My earlier review of THE METAMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka here:

Full context of this Murakami review here:

My previous reviews of Haruki Murakami: (and


One thought on “Hairlocks

  1. nullimmortalis April 2, 2022 at 4:17 pm Edit
    “ I’ll have to take it back and let my father or one of my older brothers work on it. They may be able to fix it. I’m just an apprentice—I can only handle regular locks.”

    nullimmortalis April 2, 2022 at 9:15 pm Edit
    Compare Samsa’s organ with HM’s other Independent Organ…

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