Monday 24 May 2010

海邊卡夫卡 Kafka on the Shore

Type: FictionAuthor: 村上春樹 Haruki Murakami 
My rating: 3Buy now 
Posted by Dominic
Book introduction:

A 15 year old boy leaves home to escape his fate, his father predicted that this 15 year old boy is going to kill his father, and mate with his sister and mother. He embarks on a strange journey and slowly, all the predictions slowly come true in the most bizarre way.

My review:

Haruki is one of the most internationally reknown Japanese writers, and his fictions stretch readers' imagination to the wildest extend, the strange association of events and storylines never stop to amaze me. In Kafka on the shore, the 3 seemingly unrelated storylines merge in the unexpected way. Though the young man in the story couldn't escape his fate, he comes out stronger as a result. Haruki often like to include sex in his fiction, but actually, strange as it may seem, in a non-sexual way, it seems detached.

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