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Kafka on the Shore - Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
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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 sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction... show more
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 sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, 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. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400079278 (1400079276)
ASIN: 1400079276
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 467
Edition language: English
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The Villain Library
The Villain Library rated it
2.5 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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...
هزاميري
هزاميري rated it
4.0 Kafka inside the maze
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 .
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
5.0
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.
konstantinapapazoglou
konstantinapapazoglou rated it
3.5
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...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it
1.0 Kafka on the Shore
The strangest book I've ever read. I honestly cannot even tell you what the point of this book was. I was so confused and really didn't understand the hype. Plus there was a really disturbing part about decapitating cats. Not. My. Thing.
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