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Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul. show more



Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.

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Birth date: January 12, 1949
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fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 10 months ago
This is a short story about a waitress who has to serve dinner to the reclusive owner of the restaurant where she works and was written to celebrate Murakami’s 70th birthday. At just over 40 pages it can read in the time taken to eat a slice of birthday cake. It’s a strange little tale, abstract a...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 11 months ago
As usual, Murakami provides his delighted readers with a unique experience in Kafka on the Shore. It is sumptuous novel, layered with symbolism and literary references. Murakami manages to masterfully preserve a strong sense of narrative and readability despite his experimental techniques and compl...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 12 months ago
Readers may be curious about Haruki Murakami due to the rave reviews of his full-length novels (ex: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84, Kafka on the Shore), and their popularity in translation throughout the world. Those who may have resisted the call to undertake his lengthy and fantastic works might...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 1 year ago
Another review that Booklikes did not count as a review.
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 1 year ago
Murakami's first-person narrator for Killing Commendatore never discloses his name (something that didn't actually occur to me until I was close to the end of the novel). The narrator is a portrait artist whose wife unexpectedly asks him for a divorce, sharing that she has been seeing another man. ...
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