Halloween Reading: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

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Today’s books is Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.

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If I was to be stranded on a desert island and could take one thing with me, I would probably choose this book. Why? Because I could read it over and over and still only sort of know what actually happened. The blending of reality and what may be reality is seamless (nothing new if you’re read anything by Haruki Murakami). Events that seem to be presented as real read like a memory; significant moments are blurred and uncertain while other things stand out in stark clarity. There is one scene that might have really happened, may be a dream, or is some form of manifestation of possibility in the universe. I love it! There is a particularly confusing and horrific scene involving cats that makes this a definite for my Halloween reading list.

Happy Halloween reading!

Header made by adapting Bookshelf by David Orban.

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