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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood
by Haruki Murakami
read in January, 2013
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Murakami never disappoint when writing a book. Norwegian Wood is a symbolic adolescent love story that brings a melancholic and nostalgia mood to his readers. Like any other Murakami's books, his rich symbolism draws you into another world.
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A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
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Murakami has a way to draw readers into another world. But, I didn't get that feeling when reading this book. Understanding the moral of this story might be difficult, but that is Murakami way of writing, a reason why I am a huge fan. Overall, I like ...more
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
read in December, 2012
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Murakami has an interesting way to draw his readers in a magical journey. Converging with magical dreams and reality, Murakami drew me into thinking that there are infinite answers for the morale of the story. Does the answers depend on how the reade ...more
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Simon rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Bad Leadership by Barbara Kellerman
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This is a good history lesson on bad leadership. The author uses various examples on what makes a bad leader. Some of the CEOs she mentions were unexpected and their own downfall all led to their own personal motives.
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Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
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This is one of the best Chinese literature of all times. Romance of the Three Kingdoms is something I can read over and over again. The stories of camaraderie, brotherhood, and loyalty are some of the elements that will truly move you.
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
by Haruki Murakami
read in December, 2012
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This is my first time reading Haruki Murakami's work. I was very impressed with the elements he used to make this novel come alive. There are some parts in the book that are somewhat tedious, but the story itself is interesting. Murakami toke me into ...more
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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This is somewhat similar to Freakonomics, an interesting point Gladwell pointed out is how the crime rates in New York dropped dramatically in the 1990s. When you read Freakonomics, it had a different reason on why New York crime rates had a huge dec ...more
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The Escape Artists by Noam Scheiber
The Escape Artists
by Noam Scheiber
read in December, 2012
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You'll learn something new on Obama's economic team on how they contributed and what they didn't contribute to the economic crisis. Just like you see in the news, there is a huge political tug of war not only in Obama's own party, but the opposing pa ...more
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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This is an interesting read. Levitt gives you an interesting perspective on how unrelated things correlate with things that have no relation to one another. Some of the things Levitt points out is common sense to some people, but there were something ...more
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