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. Mysteries, doppelgangers and journeys are taken in this magical-realism masterpiece.. ⚈ “OMG! This is such an unexpected story, with unexpected characters, and unexpected meaning behind…