Kafka on the Shore Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and one of the world’s greatest storytellers comes "an insistently metaphysical mind-bender” (The New Yorker) about a teenager on the run and an aging simpleton.

Now with a new introduction by the author.


Here we meet 15-year-old runaway Kafka Tamura and the elderly Nakata, who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

“As powerful as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.... Reading Murakami ... is a striking experience in consciousness expansion.” —The Chicago Tribune

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2005
January 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.5
MB

Customer Reviews

濱畑は ,

Good

I enjoyed the twists and turns this story led me through. If you have read any of Haruki Murakami’s books you’ll not be surprised with where the story goes. I enjoyed reading it but I do feel like there is a lot of holes in the story and also the way he writes women is not nice to say the least.

languagepop ,

one of my favorite books

the perfect mix of surrealism, metaphysics, hilarity, & realism: everything it means to be human expressed in the most unbeliavably imaginative manner.

Katsy3g4 ,

Wow

If you're not used to Murakami's bizarre writing style, I think you'll either love this book or be lost. Murakami takes you through the stories of two individuals that are both searching for something quite important. It is truly an emotional, humanistic tale that takes you on quite a ride. I would highly recommend this book. It's fantastic.

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