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Publisher Description

New York Times #1 Bestseller
A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
August 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.5
MB

Customer Reviews

William Frisella ,

Quoteable.

One to relish the genius of the authors words on love and life. A sequel has to be forthcoming.

Sal4868 ,

Promising Start, Disappointing Finish

I have not read any of Murakami’s works in the past, but seeing as this was #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller list, I thought I would download the sample and give it a try. While the opening chapter was interesting enough that I ended up purchasing the whole book, the plot started to unravel rather quickly the more I read which lead me to inevitably regret the purchase.

Without spoiling too much, the gist of the story is one man’s journey to find the answer as to why his four closest friends cut off all relations with him during their college years. While the premise is intriguing, the author’s resolutions for many of the story’s questions seem unbelievable and almost flat out ridiculous. The ending left me with more questions than answers making the whole story feel incomplete. For the most part many of the characters are very unlikeable and the ones that seem to be genuine are sadly underdeveloped.

I don’t know about the author’s other works, but I wish someone had told me how graphic and erotic this novel was! There was some parts where I thought I was reading from an adult magazine. I know sex attracts readers, but this was largely unnecessary and flat out weird…

Definitely if I had to do it all over again, I would not purchase this book. Very disappointed.

kevoz22 ,

Where is the great writing?

Some of the reviews I read said how great the writing was in this book. Maybe the writing is great in Japanese. The word choice is often awkward and the metaphors are odd. And, sorry if this is a spoiler, the last chapter is missing. I gave it two stars as the plot is kind of interesting and I liked several of the characters

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