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Kafka on the Shore - Nb. 1 summer holiday book


Stefan Johansson

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I recently read an article about Haruki Murakami, a Japanese novelist. I had never heard of him before but this man is a literature "Mega-star"!

(Which tells more about me than about the fame of Murakami)

While reading about Murakami, I felt this is a good person. We had things in common! Integrity. Sense of humour. Wife's always right. Likes jogging and vinyl records. And Twin Peaks.

So, I bought his book "Kafka on the Shore" to bring on our summer holiday trip. I have only read the first 50 pages, but I can really recommend this novel! This is original, mind-breaking and sophisticated literature.

This summer, I will be stuck with this Japanese mystery!

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Thanks for the advice! I have just ordered the book Tokyo.

Japan fascinates me very much, I do not know why really, but the mix of hypernmodern and ancient times is one part for sure.

Another Japanese writer I can recommend is Kenzaburo Oe. He got the Noble Prize in literature in the 90s, I read a few of his books then (one of which is about his son with a congenital brain malformation, I think the Swedish title was "Time for football").

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