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Kafka on the Shore

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    My first Murakami

    I love the Magical Realism of Marquez and Esquival, but this Japanese Surrealism takes a little more acclimation. I think it will grow on me, so giving 1Q84 a try now.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    So confusing, way beyond my head!

    All I can say is this book makes me feel incompetent. It is beautifully written, very poetic. The story is unique and appeals to your senses, but I honestly don't understand it. I thought it would be like the movie "Crash" where multiple stories tie into one big picture; what I read seemed like there were connecting points where people, situation, or senses overlapped among the different stories, but the confusing part was that each story never completely came together to be one big one. There were mutiple time periods, outter body experiences, etc. I would start to connect things and people only to doubt myself later. This definitely challenges your mind, but transcendentalism is my weak spot. Though I only have a vague idea and intrepretation of this book, I appreciate it. I just don't enjoy reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2007

    A good book.

    This is a good book, not great. The characters are fun and interesting, but the plot drags and I felt at times that I had to force myself to read on to find out what happened to them. And though the book had a resolution, much was left without even a hint of explaination. It's a good book, but there's much better out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2005

    Too Murakami

    This is just another Haruki's book. It has over 600,000 in Japan simply because it is written by Hatuki. I think many people buy this book just for the sake that it is written by Haruki. I doubt if they really know the meaning of the book. The plot seemed unstructure..

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