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4/5: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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4/5: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

A book filled with more riddles than answers. The alternating storylines about a 15-year-old boy who runs away from home to avoid a prophecy and the other about a "not so bright" old man who can talk to cats was really cool. It has its ups and downs and at times I was lost in its absurdity which frustrated me. There are a lot of metaphysical elements that put me in an ethereal state of mind and although a lot of it didn't make sense at first, I really grew a real appreciation for the entire story as it came to a close. Keeping the end in mind, I feel I might really love it if I read it again or completely hate it.

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn... When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in."

Rating: 4/5

Arun Sasidharan’s review of Kafka on the Shore
4/5: A book filled with more riddles than answers. The alternating storylines about a 15-year-old boy who runs away from home to avoid a prophecy and the other about a “not so bright” old man who can talk to cats was really cool. It has its ups and downs and at times I was lost in its absurdity whic…