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Gunpla God
7 Mar 2008, 2:03 pm
has anyone read any of his books Ive been meaning to but I dont have the time:(. but we read a chapter from the windup bird chronicles and now Im reinterested. I also wanna read hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world .

NODOKALOVER92
8 May 2009, 2:34 pm
Well, I've recently read Kafka on the Shore, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it! The way Murakami mixes a surreal Japan with unforgettable characters and a nifty storyline (where else do you get Ku-Nel Sanders staging as a pimp and a whore quoting Hegel?) makes for an interesting and new experience, to say the least!

The one thing I didn't like about the book was the fact that many of the plot twists it's built on don't really get any answers to speak of (apart from some enigmatic sentences I've seriously given up on interpreting).
I have some other books of his which I've been meaning to read, but for now this is the only one in my repertoire.

ShinNoNoir
10 May 2009, 9:24 am
Well, I've recently read Kafka on the Shore, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Same here, read it last year, i liked how i could never put my finger on what was ahead. He has a little sinister touch at times as well as good wisdom, makes for a nice experience, it's definitely different from what i was used to read.

PS: I'm not a fan of Nodoka, but people who are should check it out.. lol, i never made the parallel before writing this.

Shinobu Angel
31 May 2009, 4:57 pm
I've only read two of his books so far, Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and think he's a good so far. Something about his writing creates an impact, especially Norwegian Wood. That book in particular made me feel really absentminded for a week or two after reading it.. Not often does a book do that to me to that degree.