Haruki Murakami


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in Kyoto, Japan
January 12, 1949

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Murakami Haruki (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. His work has been described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'. He can be located on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/harukimuraka...

Since 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. Sh
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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

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January 2016 New School Group Read

1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 366 pages
 
  23 votes, 15.5%

 
  21 votes, 14.2%

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 201 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.1%

1953, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.8%

 
  12 votes, 8.1%

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.1%

 
  11 votes, 7.4%

1999, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, 617 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.4%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

1984, The Bone People by Keri Hulme, 450 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.4%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1926, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, 218 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1957, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, 246 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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