Kafka on the Shore (海辺のカフカ, Umibe no Kafuka) by Haruki Murakami

I read this book a few months ago after having it on my shelf for quite some time.  I had previously read Norwegian Wood, which I enjoyed, but people kept telling me it was different than all of Murakami’s other books so I expected Kafka on the Shore to be different – and it certainly … Continue reading

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

A typhoon brought in rain from the south today. The amount of rain and wind is unpredictable, so I layered on my raingear this morning, piece by piece. From plastic bags in my shoes, to trash bags covering my back pack and a rain jacket, I waterproofed myself as well as I could. When I … Continue reading