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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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May 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nongenre
Read from March 25 to May 01, 2011

This is very good novel, equally hard to describe. Murakami stays in his twilight zone and mix it with world literature, philosophy, Greek mythology, of course traditional Japanese works (it was nice reminder on Ueda Akinari’s “Ugetsu monogatari” which I really should read again) with contemporary Japan and something that suppose to be common everyday life. However there’s no one (and pretty much noTHING) common in this book at the edge of the world.
Oh it will leave you puzzled but with the possibility to choose one (or as many as you want) path(s) to understand it. And I guess that’s what I liked about the most. Like in those books “choose your adventure” here you’re shaping someone else’s dream (oh well, let’s be honest: a nightmare). I mean talking cats are just plain normality :)
Definitively not book for everyone but I did enjoy quite a bit.
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