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About Kafka on the Shore Book

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 ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.

*Murakami's new book Novelist as a Vocation is available now*

'Wonderful... Magical and outlandish' Daily Mail

'Hypnotic, spellbinding' The Times

'Cool, fluent and addictive' Daily Telegraph

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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

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Haruki Murakami

"Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart."

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Haruki Murakami

"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about."

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“If you had to say anything it's would be this: whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.”

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Shifting the analogy, it is the best way to win an argument.

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Kafka

The book Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, I started it on a train journey, now it came to an end and certainly this book is a great read I mean throughout the journey of reading it I didn’t feel like skipping a page or so because every page has its way of dealing with the story one wouldn’t like to miss on I bet.

The whole story of the book Kafka on the Shore from the very start until the end everything is interesting, be it with the smallest conversations to the wildest emotions.

YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY READING IT.

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A Novel With Unsolved Riddles

A Novel With Unsolved Riddles

If you have read Murakami's 'Kafka on the Shore' you will be thinking about the novel long after you have put the book down. The story comes and goes in the strangest of times, often in wishful thinking of what could be if we were set free from society. You will encounter complex characters, references to greatest Japanese & American literature & music, food & magic interwoven to produce of the greatest pieces of literature. Read Murakami's interview wherein he attempts to decode it:

https://www.harukimurakami.com/resource_category/q_and_a/questions-for-haruki-murakami-about-kafka-on-the-shore

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This is a quote which i really relate and feel it. I think this quote will make you think about bringing that one storm in your life, that is, to make everything thing better.

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"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

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First idea

After reading the first 30 pages, I realised something deep inside of me. Almost unexplainable to outside world.

How the author unfolds two different stories, aspecially of Kafka's story where the author directly sulk the reader into his life and experience the things Kafka is doing.

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If I were a shadow, I know I wouldn't like to be half of what I should be

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“I have to get stronger—like a stray crow.”

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