Kafka on the Shore

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Mind-bending journey through surreal and magical worlds.

This book is a must-read for those seeking a mind-expanding experience. With its blend of surrealism, magical realism, and intricate storytelling, Kafka on the Shore takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the protagonist's parallel odysseys filled with enigmatic characters, mysterious events, and thought-provoking riddles. Haruki Murakami captivates with his elegant and dreamlike writing style, creating a masterpiece that is both bewildering and enchanting. Prepare to be transported to a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and reality becomes beautifully blurred. Get ready for a truly extraordinary literary experience.

Kafka on the Shore

Regular price ₱555.75
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ISBN: 9780099458326
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: ₱733.95
Publisher: Vintage
Date of Publication: 2005-01-01
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 4.13
(rated by 461392 readers)

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Alternate cover edition here.Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, 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. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle—yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own.
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Mind-bending journey through surreal and magical worlds.

This book is a must-read for those seeking a mind-expanding experience. With its blend of surrealism, magical realism, and intricate storytelling, Kafka on the Shore takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the protagonist's parallel odysseys filled with enigmatic characters, mysterious events, and thought-provoking riddles. Haruki Murakami captivates with his elegant and dreamlike writing style, creating a masterpiece that is both bewildering and enchanting. Prepare to be transported to a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and reality becomes beautifully blurred. Get ready for a truly extraordinary literary experience.