What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Paperback)
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 02/04/2009
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Haruki Murakami is one of the world’s favourite novelists and responsible for wonderful fiction like “The Wind Up Bird Chronicle” and “Kafka on the Shore”, but here he chronicles his obsession for running and offers his fans a short but wonderful journey into a mind which shapes such beautiful books. His first forays into triathlon and his initial fears of the open water swim will resonate with many and his admiration of those who seem naturally designed to run is also a strong theme. A fabulous little book which should be on any runner’s to-read list.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099526155
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Murakami gives me a reason. It might seem romantic, but it's true. I had to run...but I didn't enjoy running. I do enjoy, however, running with Murakami." -- Ioan Marc Jones * Huffington Post UK *
"Murakami distils his own process of writing fiction in this layered and meditative memoir." * Big Issue *
"A wonderful exploration of work, place and life's meanders." * Geographical *
"Hugely enjoyable... You don't have to have run a marathon to be captivated" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Comical, charming and philosophical...an excellent memoir" * GQ *

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“reflections on running, writing and life”

An open, honest, and thoughtful book, full of biographical reflections on running, writing and life in general. There's a peppering of poetic flourishes too - the special New England fall is my particular... More

Paperback edition
31st December 2011
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“reflections on running, writing and life”

An open, honest, and thoughtful book, full of biographical reflections on running, writing and life in general. There's a peppering of poetic flourishes too - the special New England fall is my particular... More

Paperback edition
30th December 2011
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“Absolutely Terrific Read”

I’ve always found that a great deal of Murakami’s personality has infused itself within his fiction but ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’ offers something different. Written as a short memoir of his... More

Paperback edition
21st January 2011
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