Category: Translated

Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, runs away from home to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy and search for his long-missing mother and sister. ◉ “One day in 2006 I bought this book new off the shelves in an…

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel This seemingly simple story of a man whose cat runs away is anything but. Multiple mysteries develop, doppelgangers appear and journeys are taken in this epic novel which fits into the magical-realism genre. ❖ “I couldn’t wait to re-read and…

Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids – Kenzaburo Oe

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A Japanese war novel where 15 boys from a reformatory are sent to a rural village that is afflicted by the plague. ☁ “This book is gut-wrenchingly raw and darkly truthful, so much so it is almost too…

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel This seemingly simple story of a man whose cat runs away is anything but. Multiple mysteries develop, doppelgangers appear and journeys are taken as the reader is drawn into this epic journey which fits into the magical-realism genre….