Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
I started reading this book last summer and put it aside. This time I really enjoyed the mystery that unfolds through the pages of Murakami's novel. Kafka Tamura is a teenage runaway who randomly chooses to hideout in the one town which will connect him to his past. The chapters detailing Kafka's journey are alternated with chapters detailing the parallel story of Nakata, a simpleminded war veteran who communicates with cats and commits a serious crime that links him to Kafka. Confusing - yes! But the ending is very unique and makes the read worthwhile.