Kafka on the Shore (Paperback)
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Kafka on the Shore (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 06/10/2005
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A runaway teen and an ageing cat whisperer collide in this fabulist extravaganza that showcases all of Murakami’s philosophical playfulness and surreal exuberance. Kafka on the Shore effortlessly siphons the legacy of magic realism into Murakami’s own hypnotically skewed version, leaving the reader enthralled and intoxicated by the novel’s close.

Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy.

The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II.

There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099458326
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Wonderful... Magical and outlandish.' - Daily Mail

'A magnificently bewildering achievement... Brilliantly conceived, bold in its surreal scope, sexy and driven by a snappy plot... Exuberant storytelling.' - Independent on Sunday 

'Cool, fluent and addictive.' - Daily Telegraph

'Hypnotic, spellbinding.' - The Times 

'Addictive... Exhilarating... A pleasure.' - Evening Standard 

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“If only I could talk to cats...”

This was my first time reading a novel by Haruki Murakami and I was not sure what I would expect but I was very surprised when I read this book. It was unlike most books that I have read in the sense that the plot... More

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“A great book to read, enjoyed this ;)”

Well not sure where i should start first, this is one of my mostly enjoyed Haruki Murakami`s book ( Kafka On The Shore), first time read . I love this book it just feels like it helps to resolve all your problems or... More

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“Interesting”

Kafka on the Shore tells the parallel stories of 15 year old Kafka Tamura and Mr Nakata, a man who can talk to cats. While Kafka tries to escape his father's mysterious prophecy, Nakata is looking for the missing... More

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