Haruki Murakami Hard-boiled Wonderland and The End of the World
Quotes: p. 49: Evolution is always hard. Hard and bleak. No such thing as happy evolution. p.50: ...It seems to me a lot of trouble in this world has its origins in vague speach. Most people, when they go around not speaking clearly, somewhere in their uncouscious they're asking for trouble. p. 345: Bob Dylan's voice: ...'It's like a kid standing at the window watching the rain'. p.163: Russian classics
It would be interestesting to compare The End of Mr Y and this novel in terms of how they deal with understanding and exploring the possibilities of consciousness.