• Hi! And welcome to my Hiraku Makimura Test. I don't believe in standardized testing, but I had a string of sleepless nights, and so now instead of not believing in it generally, I can not believe in it as regards your knowlege of Murakami's work. At least as compared to mine. Some questions may have more than one "right" answer, but they may all be weighted differently. Actually, the whole point is just to share insights I thought I've had with other readers and see if they ring true. I figure, if I get many divergent responses, the insight probably flops; if everyone agrees with me, it might be a good one, or we're all just crazy. And there's a few trivia bits in there too. Constructive criticism, suggestions for more questions, corrections all welcome if politely enough worded.