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Kafka on the Shore Paperback – 1 Jan 2000

4.4 out of 5 stars 281 customer reviews

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage (1 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099458322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099458326
  • ASIN: B0081GL2QG
  • Package Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 569,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beautiful book
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I really enjoyed this twisted modern Oedipus tale. Careful, as a big Murakami fan I might be a bit biased.
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I am still fairly new to Haruki Murakami but I am certainly impressed with "Kafka on the Shore". Fantastic read.
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Great
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Sprawling, derivative (use of the Oedipus story is supposed to lend pseudo-profundity), filled out with crude and gratuitous sexual episodes and mini-lectures on Beethoven etc...I agree with the comments that say he seems to be making it up as he goes along and is running out of ideas. One cares so little about the characters that there is no motive to look for any imaginative logic to the plot. I too feel that I wasted the time it took to read it.
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I can't think of a book that I've read that has so many things going on. It is an overflowing pot full of ideas and sequences competing for your attention. I am still digesting the book - only finished it this morning - but it seems to me the book is about metaphor and writing. There is a world of meaning but it's fleeting and if you try to hold on to it you do so at a great cost. Ultimately, the task is futile. There is also a message about growing up and renewal - we must leave things we love behind and move on. We can carry memories with us. But memories that are held too tightly become like a weight too heavy to bear. Ultimately though this book probably defies synopsis and that is probably the point. It is about the 90% of our mind that we only glimpse through dreams or actions we can't fully understand. It defies rational explanation.
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Read this book quickly, too slowly and you'll miss threads and connections. I went through curiosity, intrigue, revulsion and finally a quiet acceptance of otherness as I read this. Worth the time, but engage your brain!
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Perfect condition. Thanks
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