Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami and Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

Greetings from China

This Week I have two books for recommendation

Kafka on the Shore

Most definitely one of Murakami’s most appreciated works. It is obviously inspired by Catcher in the Rye and the shortest description of this book would be – Holden Caulfield meets surrealism.

As in many other Murakami’s novels, we see the story through several characters, but mainly through:

  • 15 year old boy called Tamura who ran away from home searching for his mother and sister.
  • Mr. Nakata who has gone through an unfortunate event during his childhood and gained ability to speak to cats.

The book is painted with the classic Murakami’s motives; parallel worlds, the passages into these worlds, painting, music, cats and lots of food.

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

Probably one of the best thriller writers of today.

The novel is skillfully written and you might finish it in one sitting and it’s about a young woman who is trying to figure out whether her brother has really killed her family 25 years prior.

I hope you’ll like my book choice.

Best wishes,

I.B. Miller