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Remarkably easy to read.,
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This review is from: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Paperback)Murakami is surely one of the most likable authors around and this deft and heartfelt little book about running entertained me throughout.
This is not a book for people who are looking to learn about running techniques, nutrition, or time improvement. It is simply a series of essays by Murakami about his running experiences, loosely structured around his training for the New York marathon. Long distance runners will understand and empathise with his tales of grueling training and motivations for running. Writers will find the comparisons he draws between running and writing fascinating.
Those who are active in measured sports like distance running are more likely to see the marching of the years add onto their times than most, and Murakami is no exception. Some of the most interesting and poignant passages are about his aknowledgement and acceptance of encroaching old age.
Definitely one for both runners and fans of Murakami.