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Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami

Published: 2006-01-03
Paperback : 480 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 4 of 4 members
Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.

Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is ...
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.

Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author 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, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

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Did the entrance stone allow Kaftka access to the afterlife while still living?
Did Kafka's dead mother save his life by insisting that he go back and live?
by [email protected] (see profile) 03/16/18

What was the perceived theme of this book?
by laurelh9 (see profile) 11/04/15

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  "A Literary Acid Trip"by [email protected] (see profile) 03/16/18

Lack of cold logic and coherence are more than compensated for by this beautifully written, fascinating, mind trip of a novel.

 
  "Challenging read but rewarding conclusion"by laurelh9 (see profile) 11/04/15

Metaphysical fantasy that was challenging to keep up with but all came together by the end.

 
  " Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami "by thewanderingjew (see profile) 09/06/13

Although, at first, I thought this was going to be over my head, I found that it was an exceptionally well written fantasy, albeit, probably one of the strangest I have ever read. The reader... (read more)

 
  "Didn't like the book, but loved the conversation"by staciesather (see profile) 07/01/10

While most of us in the group didn't enjoy the book, we ended up having on of the best conversations. I have found, in the many years of being in a book club, that sometimes the worst books lend themselves... (read more)

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