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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the worlds great storytellers at the peak of his powers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Teresereading
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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📚 tagged
✍️ Marian Keyes
🎥 The Karate Kid
🧑‍🎤 K D Lang
🎵 Killing Me Softly
#manicmonday #letterK @CBee
A bit late but …

wanderinglynn Have you received your #HHS package yet? 3mo
Teresereading Yes thanks it arrived midweek 3mo
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AmyG
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Kafka on the Shore
Stephen KING
Kindergarten Cop
Kurt Vile
Katie Mae - Grateful Dead

#manicmonday #LetterK @CBee

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Daisey
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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I haven‘t particularly enjoyed previous novels by Murakami, so I didn‘t start with high expectations. It has the uncomfortable sex scenes I‘ve come to expect in his writing, but other than that I was completely caught up in the story. It‘s strange with the line between reality and dream often blurred, and I enjoyed following every unique character‘s story.

#audiobook #1001books #translated #FoodAndLit #Japan #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

Currey @Daisey this has been on my TBR shelf for a long time. Hopefully your review will get me to read it 5mo
Daisey @Currey It really was a fascinating story! 5mo
tphil10283 He‘s a great author and it‘s a great book. The only thing that could perhaps be a little off putting for some people may be that he‘s only 15 and has sexual encounters in the story. Maybe because I was a 15 year old fifty years ago and times were different it doesn‘t seem wrong to me. I also looked up the legality of that in Japan and apparently it‘s not a big deal. The story is really out of the box and I appreciate the brain behind his work. 5mo
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BC_Dittemore
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Mehso-so

Man alive, Murakami talks about c**k a lot! I‘m no stranger to his work so I know he can get explicit, but seriously…
All joking aside, Kafka On the Shore is pure Murakami—either you‘re along for the ride or you might as well not get on the train. I‘m always excited about a Murakami novel and there is some great stuff here—talking cats. A fairly satisfying end— But if this is your first date with Murakami, you might wait a bit to meet Kafka.

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BC_Dittemore
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Finally! My wife and I bought this almost six months ago and it‘s taken her that long to get through it. (Don‘t judge; her schedule is fuller than mine). But now, the wait is over; my turn has come!

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Maria514626
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@Hazel2019 @TheBookHippie @Pogue
Here are my suggestions for our #LMPBC group. Anything look interesting?

@suvata

Pogue I have read Furiously Happy. But they all look good. 7mo
Hazel2019 Cutting for Stone and Spies of the Balkans would be my top two. I‘ve read Kafka on the shore but wouldn‘t mind rereading if that‘s what the group picks. 🙂 7mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve read Cutting for Stone and Furiously Happy but they all look good to me as well. I‘d reread anything. 7mo
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tj_92
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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This is one of the best i have readed. Great story line, interesting and thrilling i just loved it

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tphil10283
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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This is easily a five star book. It‘s not exactly fantasy or science fiction but has elements of both. It‘s basically about being a human being. There‘s a certain amount of cat in the story as well. So if you‘re a cat you will enjoy it also.

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Yuki_Onna
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1. Tagged. I love books featuring road trips mixed with magical realism.

2. That was a tough one. I think either Walter Hartright from Wilkie Collins's
'The woman in white' (one of my few fictional crushes) or Sakura from the tagged book.

3. Through time! And mostly backwards to past time periods please! Ancient Egypt? Ancient Rome? The 1960s? The 1980s? Hell yeah!!!

Wanna play, @RaeLovesToRead and @MySharonaK ?
#sundayfunday

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag... I'll have to have a think! 2y
ozma.of.oz I‘m always looking for magical realism books! I‘ll have to look into your first answer more! Thanks for sharing! 2y
Yuki_Onna @Ozma.of.Oz Thank you Krysta! I hope you'll like it! 'Kafka' features two trips that can be classified as road trips and is considered a modern classic in terms of magical realism...
It's certainly a weird, strange ride - in a quiet, but very cool way... 💖
2y
hannah-leeloo Thank you for the follow. Nice to meet you and happy reading 📚❤📖 2y
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo You're very welcome! Thank YOU! 😀❤ 2y
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GatheringBooks
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TK-421 Great quote! 💚 2y
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vanexana
Kafka sulla spiaggia | Murakami Haruki,
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Io

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binte_badr
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

This book has been loved immensely, but it did not go too well with me. It is in my list of 'to be re-reading' and then let's see what happens of my opinion.
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Tell me about the books that you've read thrice or more.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was the most intense, absorbing, mesmerising, and strange book I've read in a very long time! Perhaps ever. I loved that it was strange but you could still follow the story, if that makes any sense. It had an odd emotional effect on me and I spent a large part of today (reading the last 30% or so) in a bit of a daze that I had to tear myself away from to look after my children, attend to life. Definitely memorable. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tove_Reads I couldn‘t stand this book. It‘s like you‘re talking about a totally different book. How differently two people can see a book... 😊 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Tove_Reads oh my word, that's so interesting! I guess it came along at a time that it would work for me 2y
AmyG Ha...lI loved this book. It will always be my favorite Murakami. 2y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This is my first Murakami! I've always been intimidated for some reason. So far, I'm really enjoying this one.

BookDragonNotWorm Definitely one of the odder books I've read! 😂 Glad you're enjoying it! 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BookDragonNotWorm maybe I was naive? It's definitely getting stranger. But still good 🙂 2y
BookDragonNotWorm I don't think you're naive at all! I thought it was good! But definitely a departure from what I normally read, which seems bland and boring in comparison. 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BookDragonNotWorm 🙂 thanks for the reassurance. I can't wait to see how it turns out as I'm pleasantly muddled right now 2y
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qchammer
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This book is weird because Murakami‘s style always has some level of weird. It‘s tender and soft and sexually uncomfortable. It‘s blurry and lovely and surreal. It dips and weaves and stares you straight in the eye. I have a nostalgic spot for this book that I can‘t explain

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JackieGreco
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
Mehso-so

There was nothing wrong with the book, it just isn‘t my style. I didn‘t find it compelling to read or particularly easy to follow. A lot of the symbols and metaphors went over my head.

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HeinrichLyle
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
Mehso-so

Yes, the majority of reviews will wax rhapsodic about how poetic and breathtakingly consciousness expanding this book is, and it truly is a page-turner with some beautiful passages. But it is also willfully obscure, maddeningly oblique, and at times terribly off-putting.

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binte_badr
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My package arrived! 💃💃💃

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NeedsMoreBooks
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Thank you @Cupcake12 and @nanuska_153 for the tag and @BayouGirl85 for the question.

This is one of my favorite quotes from the tagged book: “Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.”

#thoughtprovokingthursday

Cathythoughts Interesting one 👍🏻❤️ 2y
BayouGirl85 💜💜 2y
Cupcake12 I like this quote...never heard it before x 2y
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Sha0102
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"We soon forget about things that are not necessary."

WONDERFUL! Murakami creates a unique universe (again), captivating characters and a very touching storyline. "The odyssey of these characters, as mysterious to them as to us, will be punctuated by trials and discoveries in one of the most surprising works of literature in recent years." (Back cover)
#books # Sha2020

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Bhawinnie
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No one else could have done it as well as you did, Murakami. Only you could make the reality and metaphor become a part of each other. Only you could let your readers have this stellar journey. Only you could turn a "not so bright" character into "the dearest".Only you could articulate feelings so well!, to give things like, "Memories warm you up from the inside. But, they also tear you apart".

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Bhawinnie
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This is where you'll fall for this book! 🌈

Danielthewriter Wow. Great quote. 👏👏👏 2y
purplle.wolf The way Murakami writes about emotions and inner conflicts ❄💜 1y
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perfectlywinged
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I just love Murakami so much 🐱 🎶 👂 ❤️

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Valery
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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I loved this book, within it I felt almost trapped, it's captivating and very fulfilling. Both characters are lovable and interesting, which makes the experience of reading their stories so much better. Murakami has a way with words and connections, this book is an amazing read.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great quote ❤️ 3y
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sprainedbrain
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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I finished all of my books for Spring for #Booked2020 earlier this week!

1. Makes you LOL: The Impossible Fortress
2. Parent & child memoir: The Glass Castle
3. Tartan Noir: The Blackhouse
4. About genocide: The Rape of Nanking
5. Pan Asian author: Kafka on the Shore
6. Animal on the cover: Shiver

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻congrats on completing #Spring #Booked2020 🌻🧡🌈📚This is your #OfficialSecondQuarterEntry 🎊🎊

3y
Cathythoughts Well done ! These all look great ! I‘m stacking Black House 👍🏻 3y
sprainedbrain @Cathythoughts it‘s SO GOOD. I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series. 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3y
KVanRead Never heard of tartan noir before but I like the sound of it!! 3y
sprainedbrain @KVanRead I hadn‘t either, before the challenge! I‘m glad I did because I loved that book. 3y
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thelittledutcher
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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So wonderful. So wonderful. It‘s whole hearted, the world is so magical. I loved it.

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cleoh
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Thanks to @Buechersuechtling for the tag - sorry it‘s a late post!

•Greece! No plans due to COVID and grad school
• almost done my assignments before reading week
 @ephemeralwaltz @Rachel.Rencher want to play?

#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

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sarahlandis
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
Mehso-so

3/5

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achalla
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon
@Powered_By_Plants thank you ❤
1. I've added Chile to my long list of countries to visit since the time I read #motorcyclediaries

2. This week it has to be Litsy! So glad to have found this community and @Powered_By_Plants - You are awesome ❤

3. Tagging @RedJhon @Mishu94 @NeedsMoreBooks @Eggs @limada @MySharonaK

MySharonaK Thank you 💙 3y
Powered_By_Plants 🥰🥰 book friends 💕 . Ahh Iv heard chile is beautiful , is it the marble caves they have? 3y
Mishu94 Thank you for the tag! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Eggs Thanks for tagging me 🏷👍🏼🤗 3y
Cosmos_Moon I LOVE motorcycle diaries! Thanks for playing along 🥰 3y
RedJhon Thanks for the tag. I honestly am not a much of a traveler, but given the opportunity I'd wanna visit Britain maybe 3y
achalla @RedJhon No harm dreaming about travelling to another country, isn't it 😀 3y
achalla Hope you all are safe and having a great weekend ❤ @MySharonaK @Eggs @Mishu94 @RedJhon @Cosmos_Moon 3y
achalla @Powered_By_Plants Yes 😀 The pictures look amazing! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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#ManicMonday

📖 Kafka on the Shore by Murakami

🖊 Steven King (by sheer volume of books I loved) but Barbara Kingsolver is a sentimental favorite

📺 Key and Peele

🎤 The Killers ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

🎶 Karma Police by Radiohead

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 3y
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AmyG
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- Kafka on the Shore
- Stephen KING
- Kindergarten Cop
- Kurt Vile
- Kiss - Prince

@JoScho #ManicMonday #LetterK

Cinfhen Ohhhhh, I loved Kindergarten Cop 👮‍♀️ 3y
JoScho @Cinfhen me too! “It‘s not a tumor” 😂 3y
Cinfhen I was going to type that @JoScho 😜😜😜 3y
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AmyG Ha @Joscho @cinfhen that line never gets old! 3y
JoScho @Cinfhen great minds! 👯‍♀️ 3y
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rakeshpm
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami

Reading now

AmyG Such a wonderful book. My favorite Murakami. 3y
rakeshpm @AmyG wonderful to hear. Let me see how it goes... 3y
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yuka
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It's my 3rd time to read this💘✨#harukist #haruki #murakami

Yuki_Onna @yuka It's always great to read/reread Murakami! I could read his books always and forever. Enjoy your 3rd read of Kafka! #harukist #harukimurakami #haruki #murakami 3y
yuka @Yuki_Onna Thanks for your comment, Yuki! I'm a huge fun of him and suppose you are so as well🥰 thinking of reading 1q84 parallelly now☺️ 3y
Yuki_Onna @yuka You're very welcome! 😊 Yes, I am a huge Murakami fan, too! It's so nice to find another fan - there are no readers in my family and among my friends... Most people around me haven't even heard of him...
So if you'd ever like to discuss or are in the mood for a buddy read of one of his books, you're very welcome! 😍
I have read all of his books at least once - the only one I haven't read yet are Killing Commendatore. Stay safe! 🤘
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yuka @Yuki_Onna Yeah, I'm very happy too that I met you on this app😍 Killing commendatore is also worth reading✨I love the feeling when I start to read his new book, so i'm so jealous that there is still his book you haven't read...😘 3y
Yuki_Onna @yuka Thanks, the same to you!!! Oh, yes, I'm a little “scared“ , too, of reading Killing Commendatore, because after that I won't have any new book of his left to read and explore... 😌
I will most definitely tell you when I start reading it! Just trying to get in the perfect mood for a Murakami book, because I want to celebrate my reading of it! 😍
Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend, Yuka!
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Yuki_Onna @yuka Oh, and if you really start rereading 1Q84, tell me, will you? It's one of my faves by him - maybe I'll start rereading it, too, then. 🌞 3y
yuka @Yuki_Onna Absolutely, Yuki!! I wanted to get a paperback of 1q84 but it's unavailable due to lockdown (am living in India), so thinking now to get a Kindle ver. Will let you know when I start reading it🥰 3y
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Sungirl79
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My order came in, yes!!!!😊📚

marleed I wanted to visit Portland some day and this will be my #1 destination. 3y
Sungirl79 @marleed Love this bookstore! Highly recommended going when you visit.😊📚 3y
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viirastus
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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#7days7books Day 3. Books that changed me or left a lasting impact on me.

AmyG My favorote of his. 3y
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorites 💖 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Thanks for the tag, @EadieB 😃

1. Tagged (although I‘m still reading in April!)

2. “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That‘s part of what it means to be alive.”

#Two4Tuesday

Tanisha_A I liked this book. Hope you are enjoying! 😃 3y
EadieB @sprainedbrain Thanks for playing! 3y
TheSpineView Love the quote! Thanks for playing! 😊 3y
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sprainedbrain
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I couldn‘t possibly do this book justice with a review; suffice it to say, I am not at all sure what happened, but I absolutely loved everything about this reading experience.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Saari84
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NeedsMoreBooks
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This was the second Murakami that I read when I was a grad student in India, after The Wind Up Bird Chronicle. I am glad I bought this last year at the library sale. An Oedipal prophecy, talking cats, a 15-year-old runaway boy who lives in the library, and an old mentally impaired man who is on a quest are all brought together in this novel with nuggets of wisdom. Ending #AuthorAMonth with my fav Murakami novel. #dogsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Aw, someone looks like they just want some love. ❤️🐶 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @wanderinglynn and she gets it 24X7 😄 3y
Soubhiville Logged-17📚 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @Soubhiville thank you 💖 3y
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TK-421
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“Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.” #expectation #QuotsyFeb20

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ReadwithRiya
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Can't put it down, Haruki Murakami's books literally drown you into their own world and leaves such an impression that you as an individual are on a whole another level of consciousness till days after the book is finished.

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Hanabi
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Once it starts couldn‘t put it down. First half of the book was full of questions and made me so curious then in the second half of it, book gave me the answers I‘ve been looking for. And i like Murakami‘s writing style because he doesn‘t gave us just a story but knowledge about musics, art, other literature, and also philosophy. And when u finish u will not see the world same as before.

ImperfectCJ I love Murakami's writing, but he always leaves me with at least one unsettling image I can't get out of my head. Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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GatheringBooks
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Shamzi
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#7days7covers
DAY 5 - Mind-bending, page Turner and a whole lot of heart!!

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Hazel2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A tale of a journey that was a journey to get through. Dripping with symbolism and metaphors. Would have given it 5 stars but some details almost made me quit half way through. I‘m glad I didn‘t. “Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me.”

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3y
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 3y
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
Hazel2019 @CoffeeNBooks thank you! 3y
Tonton One of my favorites、felt a lot more accessible to me. 3y
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