Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

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Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

Postby poohbcarrot » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:13 pm

Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

This was my favourite book of last year.

"A metaphysical mindbender"
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Postby Jason » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:29 pm

I read that I think. Was it the one about the man that loved cats and the boy that left home and lived in a private library?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:22 pm

Dats der bunny! Did you enjoy it, because it was a bit strange?
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Postby Jason » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:12 am

I did enjoy it but it was strange.

I read it a couple of years ago when a work colleague brought in some books from home that he didn't have room for. I think it there was a strange mix of books including Christopher Moore's The Island of the Sequend Love Nun and The His Dark Materials trilogy.

I think I preferred the His Dark Materials but enjoyed Kafka more than Love Nun.
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Postby Burkshifter » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:03 pm

I read this a few months ago and it really did wonders for me. A beautiful meditation on consciousness expansion. I like the idea that life is a series of metaphors. Really smart, powerful, surreal writing.

What did y'all think of the way magical realism bumped into mythology and metaphorical interpretations of reality? Those were the more interesting, literary aspects of the book to me.
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:15 pm

A fish! :lol:
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