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Short Story Sunday: Kino

Kino” written by Haruki Murakami (and translated by Philip Gabriel)is a story about a man named Kino going through the aftermath of a divorce. 116 more words

Short Story Sunday

Ah look at all the lonely people: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

“Kind of a major paradox, wouldn’t you say? As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves.”

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Author: Haruki Murakami
2014 (English version translated by Philip Gabriel)

Score: 5/5

This is the first novel that I am reviewing for this blog, so I’m quite nervous and excited at the same time! 241 more words

Haruki Murakami

Review of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami (trans. Philip Gabriel)

Growing up in suburban Nagoya, Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school: the boys Akamatsu and Oumi, and the girls Shirane and Kurono. Each of the friends’ surnames contained a colour (red, blue, white, black). 295 more words


1Q84 - Quick Review

Haruki Murakami 村上 春樹 

Books 1 & 2 (2009), 624 pages – Translated by Jay Rubin

Book 3 (2010), 368 pages – Translated by Philip Gabriel… 455 more words

Book Reviews

Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Reviewed

I should probably start with a confession: I’m not a big Haruki Murakami fan.

I’ve tried.

I’ve probably abandoned The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle more than any other book (save maybe Proust). 1,076 more words


No Nobel prize, but Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki is a winner

Tsukuru Tazaki is part of a close quintet of middle-class, suburban students four of whom, by chance, have a surname associated with colour. Tazaki is delighted but slightly bewildered by the intensity of the bond, not least because he is “ 482 more words