Thursday, April 19, 2012
Literate & Stylish: Emily of Last Train to Pooksville
Literate & Stylish is simple, and the post is short but sweet- every Thursday I'll be showcasing a lovely lady and her favorite book. She'll share a few pretty photos showing off her personal style, along with her book of choice, and tell us why she loves it.
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
I fell madly in love with Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore before I'd managed to make much of a dent in its hefty 448 pages. Following the duel, unknowingly connected heroes (a reclusive teenaged runaway with an exhorting alter-ego, and simple-minded elderly gentleman with an ability for conversing with cats) is a dreamy, mesmerizing, and sometimes frightening adventure. This novel is full of incredibly charming characters, metaphysical pondering, bewitching glimpses of Japanese and American pop culture, a bit of truly scary violence, some sex, and a good dose of silliness. I love this book for leaving me unsettled, like the moments after waking from a vivid dream and wondering what's real versus what was imagined while sleeping. If you're a fan of J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, David Lynch or if you just wish to read something thrilling, hilarious, heartbreaking, terrifying, and masterfully imaginative all at once, I highly recommend Kafka on the Shore. I find something new to adore and ponder each time I read this book. It's so very worth the effort.
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