From the book jacket: A tour de force of
metaphysical reality, 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.
Comment: I thought this was a marvelous novel, although I'm not sure that I entirely understood it. The upside is that I'm not the only one, it seems that even Murakami had trouble understanding it! As he says, 'This may sound self-serving, but it's true. I know people are busy and it depends, too, on whether they feel like doing it, but if you have the time, I suggest reading the novel more than once. Things should...
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