Kafka on the Shore

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  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Kafka on the Shore
  • Haruki Murakami
  • English
  • 17 May 2017
  • 1400079276

About the Author: Haruki Murakami

Murakami Haruki Japanese is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator His work has been described aseasily accessible, yet profoundly complexHe can be located on Facebook at childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature He grew up reading a range of works by Am Murakami Haruki Japanese is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator His work has been described aseasily accessible, yet profoundly complexHe can be located on Facebook at childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences.Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, works Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened the coffeehousePeter Catwhich was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife.Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music, such as the three books making up The Wind Up Bird Chronicle The Thieving Magpie after Rossini s opera , Bird as Prophet after a piano piece by Robert Schumann usually known in English as The Prophet Bird , and The Bird Catcher a character in Mozart s opera The Magic Flute Some of his novels take their titles from songs Dance, Dance, Dance after The Dells song, although it is widely thought it was titled after the Beach Boys tune , Norwegian Wood after The Beatles song and South of the Border, West of the Sun the first part being the title of a song by Nat King Cole


Kafka on the Shore Kafka On The Shore Is Powered By Two Remarkable Characters A Teenage Boy, Kafka Tamura, Who Runs Away From Home Either To Escape A Gruesome Oedipal Prophecy Or To Search For His Long Missing Mother And Sister And An Aging Simpleton Called Nakata, Who Never Recovered From A Wartime Affliction And Now Is Drawn Toward Kafka For Reasons That, Like The Most Basic Activities Of Daily Life, He Cannot Fathom.As Their Paths Converge, And The Reasons For That Convergence Become Clear, Haruki Murakami Enfolds Readers In A World Where Cats Talk, Fish Fall From The Sky, And Spirits Slip Out Of Their Bodies To Make Love Or Commit Murder Kafka On The Shore Displays One Of The World S Great Storytellers At The Peak Of His Powers.

10 thoughts on “Kafka on the Shore

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    Few books have infected me with boredom induced ADD, the desire to gnaw my own foot off at the ankle, and the state of mind you might experience if forced to sit upon a nest of hornets while watching your home being burglarized, but this was one of them It took me until page 70 to stop wanting to hop up and rearrange the spice cupboard or my sock drawer every few sentences, but then the feeling returned at page 243 Only 224 pages to go From then on, my hatred and resentment of this book progr Few books have infected me with boredom induced ADD, the desire to gnaw my own foot off at the ankle, and the state of mind you might experience if forced to sit upon a nest of hornets while watching your home being burglarized, but this was one of them It took me until page 70 to stop wanting to hop up and rearrange the spice cupboard or my sock drawer every few sentences, but then the feeling returned at page 243 Only 224 pages to go From then on, my hatred and resentment of this book progressively grew like a dead cow bloati...

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    . , , , , , , , , , , Lisa Ito, is the young super talented illustrator of the pictures of the novel at the beginning of the review ,you can knowabout her and her amazing site for the novel here , , , , ,, ,, , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , ,, , Th...

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    Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions You change direction but the sandstorm chases you You turn again, but the storm adjusts Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn Why Because this storm isn t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you This storm is you Something inside of you So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions You change direction but the sandstorm chases you You turn again, but the storm adjusts Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn Why Because this storm isn t some...

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    I feel compelled to say something about this right now, simply for the fact that I have seen a lot of Murakami bickering on goodreads over the years, and it has done nothing but increase in frequency in the moments leading up to, during, and beyond the release of his mammoth novel 1Q84, meaning the last couple o ...

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    There are two reasons as to why I chose Kafka on the shore as my first Murakami s novel 1.The name Kafka in the title unconventional and erudite 2.There are cats in this book and they talk and I love Cats unconventional criteria Hence my journey began into Harukis s surreal world of inebriating storytelling that has surely made me addictive I was completely clueless as to what to expect from this novel and I am glad that I was, since contrariwise the subsequent experience I had wouldn t have There are two reasons as to why I chose Kafka on the shore as my first Murakami s novel 1.The name Kafka in the title unconventional and erudite 2.There are cats in this book and they talk and I love Cats unconventional criteria Hence my journey began into Harukis s surreal world of inebriating storytelling that has surely made me addictive I was completely clueless as to what to expect from this novel and I am glad that I was, since contrariwise the subsequent experience I had wouldn t have been that much fulfilling and magical It s a common belief that when you read a book you not only read but live the characters and story within and since we have that much privilege then why not extend our geographical boundaries to a state of fantasy where anything and everything is possible Kafka on the shore provides you exactly that One might feel being lost in a reverie and if you take a break from that you might ask yourself, OK What the hell am I reading But you go back ...

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    Kafka on the Shore is a metaphor It follows no rules, it doesn t adhere to reason, and applicability is not an issue It fills you up, it tears you down A fugue of emotions are present, you can t seem to figure out which of the many different realizations flooding you is most important Waves roll up again and again on the beach of your consciousness and at first you resist, but after a while you understand that your struggle is pointless, s...

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    Definitely a page turner Once you start, you just keep on reading Well, why do we stop reading a book I think we can group the reasons into three 1 Natural work, eat, toilet, eyes are tired, other distractions, etc 2 Boredom the book or its part is boring and 3 Need to Digest sometimes I read a phrase or an idea and it is either hard to understand so I read several times or too beautiful that I want it to sink in and I want to remember it forever.For my first Haruki Murakami bo Definitely a page turner Once you start, you just keep on reading Well, why do we stop reading a book I think we can group the reasons into three 1 Natural work, eat, toilet, eyes are tired, other distractions, etc 2 Boredom the book or its part is boring and 3 Need to Digest sometimes I read a phrase or an idea and it is either hard to understand so I read several times or too beautiful that I want it to sink in and I want to remember it forever.For my first Haruki Murakami book, Kafka on the Shore, I could not put it down because there is never a boring part especially the first third and on a lesser degree, ...

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    When I awoke, I realized I had slept through the night But had it been a dream or not It was impossible to tell I got up, took a shower, brushed my teeth and shaved, paying special attention to my neck When my face was again smooth and slightly pink from the razor, I went into the kitchen for breakfast.I washed down an English muffin and jelly with two cups of strong black coffee, no sugar added, and walked out onto the balcony The sun was still creeping higher in the sky, struggling to bre When I awoke, I realized I had slept through the night But had it been a dream or not It was impossible to tell I got up, took a shower, brushed my teeth and shaved, paying special attention to my neck When my face was again smooth and slightly pink from the razor, I went into the kitchen for breakfast.I washed down an English muffin and jelly with two cups of strong black coffee, no sugar added, and walked out onto the balcony The sun was still creeping higher in the sky, struggling to break through a heavy bank of clouds It looks like a rather gloomy day, I said to no one in particular I don t know about that, a voice said to my left.I turned to see a small gray tabby cat, lounging on the next balcony over Even without a sunbeam to sleep in, he seemed to already be enjoying what promised to be another...

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