Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore is a very strange novel! It’s not so unlike some of Murakami’s other work, but just more so. The chapters alternate between two stories that eventually start to tie together. I’d say the book is about time and memory, and mysterious links between past and present. One at times feels the entire book is in some dream state, in some ways like some of Steve Erickson’s novels. I’d say if you like Murakami already, give it a shot, but if you want to try one of his books, go back to something earlier, like A Wild Sheep Chase.

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