Kafka on the Shore
Publish date: January 3rd 2006
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Pages no: 467
Edition language: English
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A frustratingly mysterious ending that answered few questions was the perfect way to complete this deliciously mysterious book.
A dear friend of mine suggested this book , so i thought "why not?" summary : Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sist...
Kafka on the shore is a labyrinth itself but in the end the crow gathers it all and leads the reader to the clue : " this world is a metaphor ". besides tens of symbols , this novel bears hundred of hidden and mystical messages and paradoxes .recommended for expert readers .
I can't get enough of Mr. Murakami. This is more of a 4-star but his books are so far out there...I can't describe. Let me just say one character talks to cats. Nothing is what it seems in Murakami's world and I know I miss a lot (if not most) symbolism but his writing and characters are beautiful.
When I read the summary of this book, I thought that it would be weird. Nothing prepared me though for this bizarre journey it turned out to be. Kafka on the Shore begun as a coming-of-age novel, but by the end of it I was not actually convinced that it was. On one side, Kafka Tamura is a fif...