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Description - Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghostlike pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle, one of many which combine to create one of Murakami's most elegant and dreamlike masterpieces.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099458326
ISBN-10: 0099458322
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 125mm x 32mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami - Reviewed by (21 Jun 2011)

Wow! What a weird and wonderful read! This book starts off very confusing. However, once all the characters have been introduced and finally meet up things really fall into place and you really can't put it down!

It's characters are loveable but seem to represent types of people more metaphorically than simply just people. It is more than science fiction, more than urban fantasy, so convoluted and involved. There is even a bit of history in it too.

Most of all I like the imagery that Haruki Mirukami is able to portray in his writing. I liked his short stories but I have to say this novel (first of his I have read), has got me hooked!

Author Biography - Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.

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