What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running was the second book I read during last weekends Dewey 24 hour readathon.I've now read and enjoyed Haruki Murakami's two latest books.Before hitting his backlist, I wanted to find out more about Murakami himself. His memoir on running & writing seemed a logical choice.Obviously, the title … Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

I finished Tsukuru a week ago but have struggled to write my review. I'm not sure what I have to say or how to say it.Tsukuru is a much quieter story than 1Q84. It's also a lot shorter! The editing and translation felt more succinct; either that, or I'm getting used to Murakami's style.Loneliness, depression, … Continue reading Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968 "for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind" He was born in 1899 in Osaka, Japan and died April 1972. His work has been described as "lyrical, subtly-shaded prose" by Wikipedia. "The novel may be interpreted as a meditation … Continue reading The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata