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50 Books: Book 1

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Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami

I love Murakami.  Does he revist the same themes over and over? Sure, but I care not, in fact I find it somehow comforting.  His books are stories of personal change and transcendence in a very Japanese magical realism kind of way.  The themes he uses to to explore these are recurring in each book (wells, talking animals, other worlds that exist next to ours and sometimes overlap) are present in Kafka though I think slightly changed from previous books.  About this book I can say it's better than Norwegian Wood, lesser than Wind-up Bird Chronicle, so maybe at about level?  Overall enjoyable and worth the time spent.

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Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

One thought on “50 Books: Book 1

  1. I am 95% of the way through Norwegian Wood, by the way. What a gorgeous, heartbreaking book.

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