Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore Murakami

Preparing for the Big Eastern Barista Competition is taking up most of my spare time this winter, but I did manage to set aside some time to read Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore, a surreal take on the classic Greek tragedy of Oedipus with a few notable twists. Throw in an elderly man who can talk to cats and a spirit who manifests itself as Colonel Sanders and you have a story that could only have come from the mind of Murakami. Kafka on the Shore is a page turner like an Agatha Christie novel, but with none of the neat and tidy resolution one expects from a mystery. I’ll be pondering this story for some time.

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