Top Story 1.July 2005
Famous writer does Kafka
With his latest book available in English, Haruki Murakami gives us again a fantastic detective story that digs deeper than any of his other works. Kafka on the Shore expands like a vast sea as the reader flips from page to another. It is brilliantly metaphysical in it's consistency. Murakami makes us dance with delight when we realize the depth our own imagination. The book is filled with hidden truths and it gives us a window to look our lives from the different angle. And like most of his works, Kafka on the Shore is name of a song..
Kafka on the Shore has everything. Ugly creatures from the other side, lonely soldiers that keep still fighting World War 2. Ordinary people that find the beauty inside of themselves, fish storming from the sky and a person that can understand cats.
Also we see Johnny Walker and Colonel Sanders that white suited pimp from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
But more than this - the book is a deep and beautiful story of life, how vast and deep it is. It has even said to be best story of Haruki Murakami.
One of most famous contemporary novelists from Japan, Haruki Murakami is also famous from his earlier works such as Norwegian Wood and Wild Sheep Chase.
Haruki Murakami won the Franz Kafka prize in 2006 with Kafka on the Shore.
Books | The Name of the Flower, Twinle Twinkle, Underground, Hardboiled / Hard Luck, Tokyo - a Certain Style, A Japanese Miscellany, Botchan, In the Miso Soup, The Mother of Dreams, Kafka on the Shore, The Wonderful World of Sazae-san, Memoirs of Geisha, Remembering 1945 - Goka O Mita, Wild Sheep Chase, Healing Family, Making Out in Japanese, Yukiguni