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Kafka on the Shore by 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 world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.

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  • Joanna

    I liked the book. Stimulating discussion

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good book and great discussion.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to meetup. Where are we meeting? I prefer Plano near 75.

    April 6, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    Kids I think we can make this one (anyone remember the railroad safety commercial w this line?)

    April 1, 2013

  • Jennifer F.

    Hey Cathy, I see that you have Kakfa Scheduled For this one April 7th and again on May 26th. Are we going to be discussing this twice? Thanks

    March 22, 2013

    • Cathy D.

      No that is on my to do list. I was thinking of substituting in Where'd You Go, Bernadette? which is one of my favorite reads so far this year.

      March 22, 2013

  • Quen

    We are going out of town to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

    March 16, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    I have heard comparatively more positive buzz about Kafka compared to 1Q84 so we shall see...

    February 19, 2013

  • Andrée G.

    If this is as bizarre and fascinating as the other Murakami book I read, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and its 600+ pages, we are in for a treat!

    February 19, 2013

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