Day 3 Book-a-Day-Challenge: The book I most often give as a gift

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No Challenge without Mr Murakami. This one is my favourite books ever and well what can I say. I always had a bit of the missionary in me, when it comes to books (sorry no religion) so this would be the book I have most often recommended and/or given as a present in order co make new converts for the Murakami movement.

Kafka Tamura, a teenage boy runs away from home in a mix of searching for his long-missing mother and escaping from a dark prophecy. There is an old rather simple guy, Nakata, who never really was his normal self after what happened to him in the war who is drawn to Kafka for unclear reasons.

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

Kafka lives in a library (imagine !) and the reader enters a world where cats talk, Johnny Walker appears, fish fall from the sky and a few gruesome killings happen as well.
To learn if he finds his mothers and can unravel this knotted mystery get the book or become my friend and some day you will probably get it as a present.

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

Which book have you been giving away most often ?

Das Buch ist auf deutsch unter dem Titel „Kafka am Strand“ im Dumont Verlag erschienen.

6 Kommentare zu “Day 3 Book-a-Day-Challenge: The book I most often give as a gift

  1. I have a simple question: Do you still eat and drink or are you just consuming books? Honestly, this year an ornithologist (female) when I told her that I now really need a coffee after a longer bird excursion and before going back the 100 miles to my town, she just replied: Coffee oh no, I want back at home, I have drunken the pictures of the cranes and the eagle, etc. pp. so this is enough

  2. The book I give most often is the one I’ve been meaning to read myself. It’s not a ploy to have a copy to borrow (although it has sometimes worked out that way), but I’ve discovered what looks like a very good book so think it will also be a very good present. And there is the added fun that I often end up reading the book parallel to a good friend, which is fun.

  3. Es muss auf jeden Fall gut sein, denn in der großen Hauptbibliothek war es bis jetzt immer ausgeliehen! Sehr unerfreulich…. Es steht seit Jahren auf meiner Liste, trotz Autors

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