How surprised I was to find the little cellophane windows which are indeed colorless:
Underneath each clear stripe is a color indicating one of the main characters, with Tsukuru’s leaning off to one side. Rather alone, clearly separate.
The cover under the dust jacket “reveals” more about the characters, particularly Tsukuru who loves train stations.
And did you notice this? Every page number “4” is white.
Here’s a number without 4 (above),
…and here’s one with double 4. If you flip through the pages you’ll see that every 4 is white. Colorless? I’m not sure yet, as I have about fifty pages to go.
I’ve been marking passages as I read, ever so slowly on purpose, and I will put up an initial post probably in a few hours knowing we will talk about it more thoroughly in days to come.
And I won’t mention the rip in the dust jacket ever again. (Thank you, amazon.com)